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Orchestra ORF RSO Wien playing at the concert gala "Hollywood in Vienna" at Wiener Konzerhtaus
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Hollywood in Vienna

Masterpieces of film music, performed by the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Mauceri - that's "Hollywood in Vienna" at the Wiener Konzerthaus. The host for the evening is Hollywood film expert Steven Gätjen.

Top-flight performers can be heard: the Austrian Eurovision Song Contest participant Nathan Trent, Lebo M (original voice of The Lion King), the London West End star Louise Dearman, the musical star Ethan Freeman, the Indian-British singer Sohini Alam and the violinist Sandy Cameron. The 10 year-old child prodigy Emil Weller gives a fantastic rendition of "Finding Neverland" on the piano.


"Hollywood in Vienna" celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017 and promises an unforgettable concert journey into the realm of the fantastic and fairytale, where the boundaries between reality and fiction blur. The magic of the unreal is at once beautiful and scary:

Belle from Beauty and the Beast discovers the enchanted prince behind the terrifying monster. In The Chronicles of Narnia, the battle rages against dark forces. The brave Mulan survives numerous adventures in medieval China. Finding Neverland tells the story of how the author of Peter Pan created his fairytale hero. Life of Pi: outlines a bizarrely poetic scenario of survival. Another predator, Simba, plays the lead role in The Lion King.

Tribute to Danny Elfman

In the second part of the concert, Danny Elfman, nominated for four Oscars and eleven Grammys, will be honored with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award. He was the composer on countless fantastic, bizarre, fairytale movies (Edward Scissorhands, Mission: Impossible, Batman, Men in Black, …). With The Simpsons and Desperate Housewives, he also created two of the most famous pieces of title music for TV series. Danny Elfman himself will perform "What's this" from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Elfman arrived a few days before the concert in Vienna and got his first impressions of the city when he was taking walks:

"It's just beautiful. The history is everywhere. Everywhere I go I see the bits of this incredible past and culture. And the culture is so deep. Later, I hope I will come back again. I am writing concert music now, and I am trying to get arranged my own concert here soon."

The concert will be recorded for TV and radio, and broadcast internationally in over 30 countries. This will enable hundreds of thousands of music fans around the world to also see the gala.

Tip: Janoskas Go Hollywood on 25 September 2017: An opening concert in Hollywood style is offered by the virtuoso Janoska Ensemble: The evening is dedicated to the genre of movie music, in typical "Janoska Style" interpretation and improvisation, with works from the past ("Gone with the Wind") through today ("La La Land").

Hollywood in Vienna 2017

28 September 2017, 7.30 pm (pre-premiere)
29 September 2017, 7.30 pm (gala with prize-giving)
TV broadcast to 30 countries



Vienna Konzerthaus

Lothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien
  • Prices

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors   140  cm  wide )
      • Ramp 435  cm  long
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • 94 cm wide and 190 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      All halls accessible via elevator, inner ramp.

      2 elevators from ground floor (door width: 90 cm, cabin depth: 190 and 140 cm, cabin width: 94 cm).

      Wheelchair seats: 18 in the Grand Hall, 6 in the Mozart Hall, 3 in the Schubert Hall and 4 in the Berio Hall. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (by prior arrangement).


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