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Program and cast

ARTISTS

ORF RSO Wien 

Marin Alsop 

Dirigentin

Alban Gerhardt 

Violoncello

PROGRAMME

Charlotte Bray

The Flight of Bitter Water (Österreichische Erstaufführung)

Bett Dean

Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester (Österreichische Erstaufführung)
 

Paul Hindemith

Nusch-Nuschi-Tänze

Béla Bartók

Der wunderbare Mandarin. Konzertsuite, op. 19

End: approx. 22:00

14 OCTOBER 2022

PERFORMERS
ORF RSO Vienna
Elim Chan
conductor

Gidon Kremer
violin

PROGRAM
Mark Andre

echography
Sofia Gubaidulina

offertory

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Sergey Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff

Symphonic Dances for Orchestra, Op. 45

04 DECEMBER 2022

PERFORMERS
ORF RSO Vienna
Marin Alsop
conductor

Emmanuel Pahud
flute

PROGRAM
Samuel Barber

Symphony No. 1, Op. 9
Christopher Rouse

Concerto for flute and orchestra

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JoanTower

Fanfare for the uncommon Woman No. 1
John Adams

Fearful Symmetries

FEBRUARY 18, 2023

PERFORMERS
ORF RSO Vienna
Markus Poschner
conductor

Ilya Gringolts
violin

PROGRAM
Mark Andre

"on" for violin and orchestra

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Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

MARCH 23, 2023

PERFORMERS
ORF RSO Vienna
Marin Alsop
conductor

Igor Levit
piano

PROGRAM
Hans-Werner Henze

Tristan. Preludes for piano, tapes and orchestra

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Bela Bartok

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116

JUNE 05, 2023

PERFORMERS
ORF RSO Vienna
Thomas Adès
conductor

Kirill Gerstein
piano

PROGRAM
Thomas Adès

Tower - for Frank Gehry. Fanfare for 14 trumpets
Benjamin Britten

"Young Apollo" for piano, string quartet and string orchestra, op. 16
Thomas Adès

Concerto for piano and orchestra (Austrian premiere)

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Thomas Adès

The Exterminating Angel Symphony
Leos Janacek

Sinfonietta for Orchestra

JUNE 22, 2023

PERFORMERS
ORF RSO Vienna
PROGRAM
Orchestra concert - Diploma examination for conductor training

Musikverein

This building is located on Dumbastraße/Bösendorferstraße behind the Hotel Imperial near the Ringstraße boulevard and the Wien River, between Bösendorferstraße and Karlsplatz. However, since Bösendorferstraße is a relatively small street, the building is better known as being between Karlsplatz and Kärntner Ring (part of Ringstraße loop). It was erected as the new concert hall run by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, on a piece of land provided by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in 1863. The plans were designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple, including a concert hall as well as a smaller chamber music hall. The building was inaugurated on 6 January, 1870. A major donor was Nikolaus Dumba whose name the Austrian government gave to one of the streets surrounding the Musikverein.
 

Great Hall - Golden Hall

“As high as any expectations could be, they would still be exceeded by the first impression of the hall which displays an architectural beauty and a stylish splendour making it the only one of its kind.” This was the reaction of the press to the opening of the new Musikverein building and the first concert in the Großer Musikvereinssaal on 6 January 1870.

The impression must have been overwhelming – so overwhelming that Vienna’s leading critic, Eduard Hanslick, irritatingly brought up the question of whether this Großer Musikvereinssaal “was not too sparkling and magnificent for a concert hall”. “From all sides spring gold and colours.”

 

 

 

 

 

Brahms Hall

"In order not to promise too much it can be said that it has been made into the most beautiful, most magnificent, perfect example of a chamber concert hall that any of us knows in the world.” This was the reaction of a Vienna daily newspaper in October 1993 as the Brahms-Saal was presented to the public after extensive renovation work.

The surprise was perfect. It was a completely new hall. In contrast to the Grosse Musikvereinssaal, the Brahms-Saal had changed its appearance quite considerably over the years. When and how it acquired that slightly melancholy duskiness that was known to music lovers before 1993 cannot be precisely documented.

 

 

 

Glass Hall

As a venue for events from concerts to luxury banquets, the Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium is not only the largest of the Musikverein's 4 new halls but also the most flexible in terms of usage.

Hub podiums enable the smooth transformation of the concert hall into a conference centre, the cinema into a ballroom, or the stage into a catwalk. State-of-the-art equipment for sound, lighting, video and widescreen digital projection provide the ideal conditions for half-scenic productions.
The Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium was designed by the Viennese architect Wilhelm Holzbauer. With a height of 8 metres, the hall (including the gallery) can play host to up to 380 visitors.

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