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Pierre Boulez

Music Festival in the Konzerthaus

A top-class festival is held at the Wiener Konzerthaus every two years: The International Music Festival, now in its 38th year, with over 40 events and a festival within the festival.

Contemporary from Boulez

Fourteen concerts are dedicated to the French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, who died in 2016 - almost all of his works will therefore be performed. Boulez felt a particular sense of attachment to the Konzerthaus all his life - he was a guest here on 41 occasions and provided audiences with some unforgettable moments. The opening concert of the Music Festival with works by Boulez and Smetana is played by the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.

Great musical variety is reflected in the rest of the program: In addition to symphonic works ranging from Debussy to Mahler and Brahms (interpreted amongst others by the Wiener Symphoniker), chamber music can also be heard, such as a Early Music by Jordi Savall and his ensemble Hespèrion XXI. Virtuoso soloist and song evenings can be experienced, including with the soprano Anja Harteros, baritone Gerald Finley, pianists Rudolf Buchbinder and Pierre-Laurent Aimard as well as the unconventional organist Cameron Carpenter.

All the best, mdw!

To mark the 200th anniversary of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw), the Aufspiel festival will be held on 15 June: Music will be made in all rooms and foyers of the Wiener Konzerthaus at 40 fabulous performances. Outstanding artists will be there, such as a Franz Welser-Möst, mdw graduate Elisabeth Kulman, the brass band Mnozil Brass as well as highly talented students of the mdw. – A brilliant festival with the stars of today and tomorrow.

38th International Musical Festival

7 May - 23 June 2017
Detailed program

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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