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Wiener Symphoniker, Wiener Konzerthaus
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Wiener Symphoniker

The Wiener Symphoniker clearly provides the city's basic supply of symphonic music. It performs the most concerts and opera productions in any given year. With 128 members, the orchestra is amongst Europe's best and above all specializes in highly romantic concert literature.

The Wiener Symphoniker was founded in 1900 under the name Wiener Concertverein and performed the premieres of, for example, Anton Bruckner's "Ninth Symphony", Arnold Schönberg's "Gurre-Lieder" (Songs of Gurre) and Maurice Ravel's "Piano Concerto for the Left Hand".

The orchestra's typically Viennese sound was decisively shaped under such important lead directors as Herbert van Karajan and Wolfgang Sawallisch. The new lead director since the 2014/15 season is Philippe Jordan. The orchestra has already celebrated great success with famous guest conductors including Leonard Bernstein, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado and Carlos Kleiber.

The Musikverein and the Konzerthaus are the central performance venues of the Wiener Symphoniker. Joining the list a few years ago was the Theater an der Wien, where the orchestra can also be experienced as an opera orchestra. And since 1946, the Viennese orchestra has been "Orchestra in Residence" at the Bregenz Festival.

www.wienersymphoniker.at

Musikverein

Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 20:00
    • We, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 20:00
    • 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
    • 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.

Vienna Konzerthaus

Lothringerstraße 20
1030 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Automatische Schiebetüre 140 cm wide)
      • Ramp 435 cm long
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      "Klangberührt": 4 inklusive Konzerte im Schubert-Saal, Empfohlen ab 16 Jahren
 https://konzerthaus.at/abonnement/id/2670

    • 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).

      "Klangberührt": 4 inclusive concerts in the Schubert Hall, recommended for ages 16 and up: https://konzerthaus.at/abonnement/id/2670

Theater an der Wien

Linke Wienzeile 6
1060 Vienna
  • 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.