New Years Eve concerts. There is hardly a better way to let 2017 float past in Vienna than with music. If you are not up to a violinist fiddling into your ear at an Austrian dinner show, you may find my list of the top six ‘Silvester’ classical concerts useful.
‘Silvesterkonzert‘ by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
New Years Eve Concerts. The most prestigious of all new years eve concerts in Vienna is the concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Like their widely broadcast New Year’s Concert, it is taking place in the sumptuous Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein. This year, Italian star conductor Ricardo Muti will conduct the Philharmonics.
Concert tickets are allocated through an online drawing between January and March of the same year. Find out how to get tickets for the New Year’s Eve Concert if you haven’t won the drawing.
New Years Eve Concerts. Vivaldi at Karlskirche is perfect for a calm and classic New Year’s Eve. The Italian composer and master violinist was one of many international musicians who lived in Vienna for some time. He is buried very close to where you will experience the sound of his best known piece. More than at any other local music venue, there is lots of eye candy in the splendid baroque interiors. For a New Year’s Eve event, the tickets are quite a bargain.
Date and Time: 31st December 2017
Location: Church St. Charles Borromeo
Bookings: get tickets
New Years Eve Concerts. Star conductor Philippe Jordan will lead the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra and the Vienna Singing Academy during their annual Beethoven no. 9 Symphony. Not only is this symphony one of Beethoven’s greatest works it also includes the European Hymn, which based on Schiller’s Ode To Joy. Since Beethoven finalised the Ninth in Vienna (1824) the European Hymn was born in Wien. As for the orchestra, the ‘Vienna Symphony’ is renown across the world and is the innovative force of classical music in Vienna.
Date and Time: 30th and 31st December 2017; 1 January 2018; 7.00/8.00 pm
Location: Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringer Strasse, 1030;
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New Years Eve Concerts. You can float into the new year with light and breezy classical music by Vienna’s best known waltz and operetta composers. This is the kind of sunny Sunday morning radio music lifting your spirits, and the kind of tunes that form part of our much loved Vienna New Year’s Concert.
The Wiener Hofburg Orchester, which mixes musicians from all the well known local orchestras, will perform music and opera arias by Johann Strauss, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman and others. Highlights are pieces from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Le Nozze di Figaro, and the Johann Strauss operetta The Bat.
New Years Eve Concerts. Many visitors to Vienna dream of listening to classical music by Wolfgang A. Mozart and Vienna waltz king Johann Strauss right at fairy tale Schonbrunn Palace. It is an impression of our culture that can hardly be confused with any other city or event. The Schönbrunner Schlosskonzerte (Schonbrunn palace concerts) perfectly create these impressions at the palace’s historic orangery. The concert series will also take place at New Year’s Eve, including two ballet dancers, a soprano and a baritone. You will listen to the best of Viennese classical and operetta music, such as ouvertures, duets and arias of Mozart operas The Magic Flute, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Don Giovanni, and Johann Strauss’ Danube Waltz and Radetzky March. An honest comment on the side: As with the Wiener Hofburg Orchester, you will not be the only tourist there.
For more ideas what to do on the last day of the year, visit New Years Eve in Vienna.