Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn

Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn (German: Sommernachtskonzert) is an annual free entry outdoor concert in Vienna held by the Vienna Philharmonic. The venue for the concert is the Schönbrunn Palace.[1] It has telecast on PBS in the United States as part of the series Great Performances.[2]

Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2019

History edit

The concert began operations in 2004.[3] Rolex began sponsoring it in 2009. As of around that year the concert has crowds of over 100,000.[4]

The concert has performed works by Alexander Borodin, Claude Debussy, Manuel de Falla, Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Mussorgsky, Niccolò Paganini, Amilcare Ponchielli, Jean Sibelius, Johann Strauss, Richard Strauss, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, and Richard Wagner.[5] The concert invariably ends with Wiener Blut, by Johann Strauss II.

Conductors edit

The concert has been conducted by:[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2014." Vienna Philharmonic. Retrieved on July 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2013" (Archive). PBS. Retrieved on July 6, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "The Summer Night Classical Concert" (Archive). RTÉ. 24 June 2012. Retrieved on 6 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert" (Archive). Rolex. Retrieved on July 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Summer-night Concert from Vienna Episode Guide" (Archive). BBC. Retrieved on July 6, 2014.

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