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Concerts for newcomers to classical music

The classical concert programs usually include pieces by the king of the waltz Johann Strauss as well as excerpts from Mozart operas and other well-known works of the Viennese classical period.

First contact with classical music

People who may be attending a classical concert for the first time will quickly feel at ease with the catchy melodies. Waltz sounds of this kind are world-famous, not least because of the New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic, which is broadcast around the world. What's more: The ranks of these orchestras also include the very best musicians, some of whom also play for the Vienna Philharmonic or the Wiener Symphoniker. Ballet dancers and vocal soloists often give interludes. There are also concerts in historical costumes.

The performance venues of the classical concerts are among the finest anywhere in Vienna: From the Vienna State Opera, to Schönbrunn Palace and the Imperial Palace, to venerable palaces. Naturally, the Musikverein and the Wiener Konzerthaus are also on the list. Their concert programs are jam-packed with high-quality classical concerts given by big-name performers.

Amongst the renowned concert series providers are:

(in alphabetical order)

  • Salon Orchestra "Old Vienna"
    Johann Strauß directed his orchestra in the Kursalon in City Park. Today, charming Viennese evenings with waltzes, polkas, arias, duets, operetta and piano concert melodies can be experienced here. Vocal and ballet soloists also perform. Original Strauss site!
  • Schönbrunn Palace concerts
    In the Orangery of Schönbrunn Palace, the longest orangery in the world, the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra or Ensemble plays works by Mozart and Strauss, vocally accompanied by a soprano and a baritone. At the original venue of the world-famous competition between Mozart and Salieri (1786)! Vienna City Card
  • Vienna Hofburg Orchestra
    The historic rooms of the Imperial Palace and the Wiener Konzerthaus resound to the best-known waltz and operetta melodies of "waltz king" Johann Strauss, Emmerich Kálmán, and Franz Léhar, as well as arias by Mozart, performed by international vocal soloists. With ballet interludes! Vienna City Card
  • Vienna Mozart Orchestra
    On a stage set in the style of the late 18th century, 30 musicians and soloists in historical costumes and wigs present a program of Mozart and Strauss at the Musikverein, Vienna State Opera and Konzerthaus. Very Baroque! Vienna City Card
  • Vienna Residence Orchestra
    Viennese music is to be found in the Baroque Palais Auersperg: Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, operetta, the Viennese waltzes and famous Wiener Klang. The orchestra established in 1990 is joined by ballet dancers and opera singers. Instruments from the 18th century! Vienna City Card

Tip: Church Concerts at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles) and many other sacred sites

Vienna Imperial Palace Orchestra & Vienna Residence Orchestra: Image video

Schönbrunn Palace Concerts

Orangerie Schönbrunn, Schönbrunner Schlossstraße 47
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Discount only valid on full-price tickets for the following sales channels: on site at the reservation center of the Orangery Schönbrunn & online purchase at normal price (Promotioncode: VCCCONCERT).
      The Vienna City Card must be displayed on site.

  • Opening times

    • Concerts daily, 20:30 - 22:15
    • Opening hours of the reservation office: daily

      Office: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Orangery Schönbrunn

      Evening box office: from 19:00 to 20:30 at the concert venue

Vienna Imperial Palace Orchestra

Heldenplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Vienna Mozart Concerts

Kärntner Straße 51
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer:

      Online booking on http://www.mozart.wien (Voucher Code "ViennaCard") and at ticket.viennacitycard.at

  • Opening times

    • Ticket Office: November-March Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 17:00
    • Ticket Office: April-October daily, 08:30 - 19:00

Vienna Residence Orchestra

Währinger Straße 78
1090 Vienna
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