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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
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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.

Due to coronavirus, there will be no free access to the concert this year either – the park gates will remain closed. Nevertheless, everyone can still enjoy the concert, as always, thanks to the worldwide TV broadcast.

An evening devoted to wanderlust

Every year, the guest conductor and soloists grace the concert with their participation. British conductor Daniel Harding takes charge of the baton at the Summer Night Concert 2021. At his side: the German pianist Igor Levit. The New York Times describes him as "one of the most important artists of his generation".

The program is held under the motto "Wanderlust". As travel gradually opens up again in times like these, we also dream about it through the medium of music.

  • G. Verdi: Overture to Les vêpres siciliennes
  • S. Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Thema by Paganini, op. 43 (soloist)
  • L. Bernstein, Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: Prologue – Somewhere – Scherzo – Mambo
  • E. Elgar: Salut d’Amour, op. 12
  • J. Sibelius: Karelia Suite, op. 11: No. 1. Intermezzo
  • C. Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • G. Holst: The Planets. Symphonic Suite, op. 32: Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2021

Friday, June 18, 2021
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.

Free access to the event is not possible this year.

Park at Schönbrunn Palace Entrance at Hietzinger Tor

Maxingstraße
1130 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • 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.