Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert, Neptun Fountain, park, castle

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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

At the Summer Night Concert, the Vienna Philharmonic play open-air in the park of Schönbrunn Palace and to the familiar high standard. And have done so year after year since 2004. The open-air concert for classical music is one of the main highlights of the philharmonic year. Just like the famous New Year's Concert, with which the orchestra sends musical greetings to the world on the first day of each year.

Music from Europe with Nelsons and Capuçon

The baton at the Summer Night Concert 2022 is held by conductor Andris Nelsons, the soloist is Gautier Capuçon – a true virtuoso and ambassador of the 21st century for the cello.

Gautier Capuçon
© J. Bort

This year's program is about the musical heritage of Europe with a focus on Ukraine. Among other pieces, the Vienna Philharmonic play the waltz "Elegy" by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko. Music from Nelson's homeland is also performed: a tango by the 64 year-old Latvian Arturs Maskats.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture No. 3 to Leonore, op. 72
  • Mykola Lysenko: Elegy. Waltz in C minor (arrangement: Olexii Bazhenov)
  • Arturs Maskats: Tango for symphonic orchestra
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, op. 33
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Overture to La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
  • George Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, op. 11/1
  • Bedřich Smetana: Overture to Prodaná nevěsta (The Bartered Bride)
  • Antonin Dvořák: Slavonic Dance in E minor, op. 72/2

Magical Moments

In the midst of the Baroque parkland and framed by the extraordinary setting of Schönbrunn Palace and the Gloriette are the orchestra podium and the spectator area. The magic of the place and the enchantment of the classical music make the Summer Night Concert an unforgettable live experience for the audience – tens of thousands of them in pandemic-free years – as well as for the millions who tune in on TV.

Vienna Philharmonic: Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn, Leonard Bernstein, West Side Story, Somewhere

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2022

Thursday, June 16, 2022, 8.45 pm
Free admission – no tickets required.
Global television broadcast from Schönbrunn Palace Park

  • ORF 2: live (with time delay) from 9.20 pm
  • 3sat: from 9.45 pm
  • Viewers from other countries are asked to refer to the TV program information in their respective home country.

Park at Schönbrunn Palace Entrance at Hietzinger Tor

1130 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • March
      • daily, 06:30 - 19:00
    • April
      • daily, 06:30 - 20:00
    • May to July
      • daily, 06:30 - 21:00
    • August to September
      • daily, 06:30 - 20:00
    • October
      • daily, 06:30 - 19:00
    • November to February
      • daily, 06:30 - 17:30
  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Sightseeing-train through the palace park with hydraulic auto-lift for wheelchairs. Daily between 10 am and 6 pm from mid March until the end of October. Reduced price for wheelchair-users.

    • Comments

      Daily until dusk, some sights only accessible through gentle climbs and over gravel paths.

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