|The Vienna Philharmonic performed an open air concert with free admission in the unique ambience of the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 9:00 PM. Georges Prêtre, who also conducted the New Year's Concert 2008, conducted the orchestra in a program which featured a French and Spanish flavour.
The Vienna Philharmonic is undoubtedly one of Austria's best known cultural institutions. The orchestra's immensely popular annual New Year's Concert is broadcast to over 50 countries world-wide. With this open air concert in Schönbrunn, the Philharmonic wishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a special musical experience in the impressive setting of Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful baroque gardens, a UNESCO world cultural heritage site.
The concert was be broadcast live on ORF, and was also recorded for CD and DVD. The CD will be released on June 20, 2008, the DVD a few days later.
SOMMERNACHTSKONZERT SCHÖNBRUNN 2009:
Date & Time: Thursday, June 4, 2009, 9:00 PM
Place: Schönbrunn Palace Gardens (in front of the Neptune Fountain)
ADMISSION FREE! No reservations available.