23th July to 25th August 2014

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Concerts

The orchestra concerts of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra see a welcome return of the well-known British conductors Paul Daniel and Sir Mark Elder. Both have conducted orchestra concerts as well as operas at the Bregenz Festspielhaus before: Paul Daniel Death in Venice in 2007 and Miss Fortune in 2011, Sir Mark Elder King Roger in 2009. In summer 2011 Sir Mark Elder delighted audiences in Bregenz with his own orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester. The third conducter of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra this summer is the German Claus Peter Flor.


22 July – 7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor: Paul Daniel
Piano:
Maciej Grzybowski

Duration: 1 3/4 hours, incl. interval

  • André Tchaikowsky: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, op. 4
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27


29 July – 7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Soprano:
Ruth Ziesak
Alto:
Katrin Wundsam
Tenor:
Rainer Trost
Bass:
Eike Wilm Schulte
Chorus directors: Lukas Vasilek, Benjamin Lack (Prager Philharmonischer Chor, Bregenzer Festspielchor)

Duration: 2 1/4 hours, incl. interval

  • Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No. 5, op. 76
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, op. 125


5 August – 7.30 p.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor: Sir Mark Elder
Tenor:
Allan Clayton

Duration: 2 hours, incl. interval

  • Franz Schreker: Chamber Symphony for 23 solo instruments
  • Benjamin Britten: Our Hunting Fathers, op. 8
  • A. Dvořák: Symphonie Nr. 8 G-Dur, op. 88


Prices

Cat. 1 Cat. 2 Cat. 3 Cat. 4Cat. 5
Euro 75 58 46 3122

Introductory talk an hour before the performance begins, Price 7 Euro.
On 11th August is no Introductory talk.


Vienna Symphony Orchestra day

11 August – 11 a.m., Festspielhaus

Conductor: Ádám Fischer

Special concert "Greetings from Vienna"

Duration: 2 hours, incl. interval

  • Johann Strauß (Sohn): Ouvertüre zur Operette "Waldmeister", "Kaiserwalzer" op. 437
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Ouvertüre op. 21 zu „Ein Sommernachtstraum“, Musik zum gleichnamigen Schauspiel von William Shakespeare
  • Johann Strauß (Sohn): "Vom Donaustrande", Polka schnell op. 356 aus der Operette „Karneval in Rom“
  • Carl Maria von Weber: Ouvertüre zur Oper "Der Freischütz"
  • Josef Strauß: "Waldröslein", Polka mazur op. 63
  • Edvard Grieg: "Morgenstimmung" aus der Schauspielmusik zu "Peer Gynt"
  • Josef Strauß: "Waldbleamln", Ländler im Walzerstil op. 79
  • Johann Strauß (Sohn): "Auf der Jagd", Polka schnell op. 373, "Unter Donner und Blitz", Polka schnell op. 324


11 August – from 1 to 3 p.m.

In and around the Festspielhaus

Ensembles comprising members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra perform a selection of works from the classical repertoire.

Admission free


Festival mass

28 July – 10 a.m., Pfarrkirche Herz-Jesu (Herz-Jesu Parish Church)

Conductor: Christian Birnbaum
Chorus directors:
Wolfgang Schwendinger

Soloists of the Bregenz Festival
KornmarktChoir
Members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Admission free