Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

RSO ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Vienna RSO is one of the three top orchestras alongside the Philharmonic and Symphoniker. It originated out of the orchestra of Austrian Radio in 1969 for the purpose of presenting contemporary orchestral works. Over the years, the repertoire expanded in different directions.

A trademark of the RSO is the daring programming. For example, classical works are compared with those of the present day in a single concert in order to train the ears of the audience for the long term.

In Vienna, the RSO plays regularly in the Musikverein and at the Konzerthaus. Close ties also exist with the Vienna Festival and Wien Modern. At Theater an der Wien, the RSO has established itself as an opera orchestra. It is also at home in the genre of film music. For example, composers of famous film music conduct the RSO each year at the Konzerthaus gala event "Hollywood in Vienna".

The lead conductor and musical director is Cornelius Meister. Amongst the guests who have taken the conductor's desk of the Vienna RSO are Leonard Bernstein, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Giuseppe Sinopoli and Simone Young. Krzysztof Penderecki, Hans Werner Henze, Ernst Krenek, Luciano Berio and Friedrich Cerha have led the Vienna RSO as composers. International soloists also regularly perform with the orchestra.

Vienna RSO concerts: rso.orf.at

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).

       

Musikverein

Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp   164  cm  wide
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
      Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.

Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6, 1060 Wien
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        in front of the theatre (from 6 pm)
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 2 Wheelchair spaces available (stalls)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.

 

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