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Summer night concert with a European focus –

Summer night concert with a European focus –

The picturesque setting between the illuminated Schönbrunn Palace and the Gloriette attracts several thousand visitors each year – last year there were a total of 55,000 visitors. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's Summer Night Concert is now the most widely broadcast classical event in the world. It is shown on television in more than 80 countries.

Three works by the composer “Moldau” Smetana

The outdoor concert will be held for the second time this year by Latvian Andris Nelsons. Norwegian opera and song singer Lise Davidsen will take to the stage as a soloist with two songs from Richard Wagner's “Tannhäuser” and Giuseppe Verdi's “La Forza del Destino.”

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The Summer Night Concert will be hosted for the second time by Latvian Andris Nelsons

The focus of this year's program is on European pieces. For example, three works by composer Bedrich (Friedrich) Smetana will be performed, including his most famous work: “Moldau”. Smetana is generally considered the father of Czech music. He died exactly 200 years ago.

Event notification

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's Summer Night Concert, 7 June 2024, from 8:30 pm (entry from 5:00 pm), Schönbrunn Palace Garden, admission free

Access only via Hietzinger and Meidlinger Tor

The action begins with the Valkyries riding from Wagner's “Die Walküre”. Other program items include Augusta Holmes's “La Nuit et l'Amour,” Aram Ilyich Khachaturian's “Saber Dance” from the “Gajaneh” ballet, and Shostakovich's “Waltz No. 2” from the “Suite for Variete Orchestra.”

Seats are only available to partners and sponsors. The barrier-free seating area for persons with a valid disability card is fully reserved. Hietzinger Tor and Meidlinger Tor should only be used to access parking areas. Doors open at 5pm and the party starts at 8:30pm.

Rehearsal for a summer night concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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55,000 visitors attended the Summer Night Gala last year

Strollers and animals are prohibited

Due to expected large crowds, visitors are strongly encouraged to travel by public transportation or bicycle. Wiener Linien condenses the intervals of all lines leading to the concert location. U4 and U6 turn on every three to five minutes. Bus line 10A and tram lines 10 and 60 will also operate frequently.

TV note

The Summer Night Concert will be broadcast live on June 7 with a time delay: from 9:20pm on ORF2. 3sat will show the concert on June 8 at 8:15 p.m.

Picnic blankets, strollers, chairs and other seating are prohibited as escape routes must remain clear. Animals are also not allowed to be brought to the concert. The organizers also stress that Gloriettewiese is not part of the event site. Bags and carry-on backpacks should also be no larger than A4 size.

It is also forbidden to take drinks with you – except for one non-alcoholic drink with a maximum of half a liter per person. However, this only applies to Tetra Pak containers and PET bottles. People with coronavirus symptoms are asked to stay away from the event for safety reasons.

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