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Vienna Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Karlskirche

1. Vienna Concert: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in Karlskirche

Experience Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a masterpiece of classical music. Visit Vienna’s Karlskirche and listen to the concertos of a string quartet and basso continuo. The performance by Orchestra 1756, a classical period instrument ensemble, makes this concert extraordinary. Enjoy a journey through time with this evening concert and experience unforgettable moments with historical sounds. The Four Seasons includes four of twelve revolutionary violin concertos that interpret each season of the year. Four sonnets are the inspiration for this masterpiece that takes you into a world of sound, with thunder and lightning, cracking ice and birdsong, a sleeping shepherd boy, hunting parties, and many other places. Program: Le quattro stagioni – The Four Seasons Spring, Op. 8 Nr. 1 Summer, Op. 8 Nr. 2 Autumn, Op. 8 Nr. 3 Winter, Op. 8 Nr. 4 Works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, H. I. F Biber, and other major composers.

Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

2. Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

Enjoy the Ballet of the White Stallions at the unique, baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace, built under Charles VI. These performances are the result of years of training for the rider and their Lipizzans. The Spanish riding school is the only institution in the world which has practiced classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole for more than 450 years. From the young, boisterous stallions to the fully trained School Stallions, they enchant the audience with their performance of breathtaking excercises such as caprioles, Levade and many more. The physique and grace of Lipizzans are ideally suited to the High School of Classical Horsemanship. They are Europe's oldest horse breed. The exercise and preservation of the High School of Classical Horsemanship are some of the core tasks carried out by the Spanish Riding School which is inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A particularly atmospheric lighting concept was developed by renowned multimedia artist André Heller for the performances in the most beautiful riding arena in the world. This atmosphere and the accompanying classical Viennese music make the wonderful presentation by the rider and their Lipizzans even more enjoyable. The 1.5-hour Gala Performance includes live moderation, the Standard Performance is 70 minutes long, and the Tribute to Vienna performance lasts for 2 hours.

Vienna Mozart Concert at the Golden Hall

3. Vienna Mozart Concert at the Golden Hall

Enjoy a superb concert of Mozart and Strauss classics at one of the city’s most venerable concert halls. During this entertaining and stylish evening, you will see a performance by the renowned Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Founded in 1986, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra is composed of frequent participants at the concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna Symphonic Orchestra, as well as other prestigious Austrian ensembles. Beside its worldwide touring history, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra is well known for holding Mozart concerts in Vienna in period costumes, enriching the musical life of the city. Listen as 30 exceptional musicians, 2 internationally renowned soloists, and 2 opera singers from the Vienna State Opera and Vienna’s Volksoper, present a well balanced concert program in the style of the musical academies from the late 18th-Century. Directed by star conductors, the incomparable acoustics and impressive architecture of these beautiful Viennese concert halls make for an unforgettable evening.

Vienna State Opera: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

4. Vienna State Opera: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Explore the Vienna State Opera on this guided tour with skip-the-line entry privileges. Immerse yourself in the Renaissance Revival architecture and intricate designs of the opera house and discover many things that remain hidden from the typical evening audience. Arrive at the opera house and enjoy a streamlined entry process by simply showing your confirmation voucher. Meet your guide and start your journey through the building.  From the foyer, take the grand staircase to the state rooms (the tea salon, Marble Hall, Schwind Foyer, Gustav Mahler Hall) before reaching the auditorium.  Stop and take a look at the stage where many famous musicians, dancers, and artists have stood. As you explore, hear facts about the building’s history and its architecture, and learn how an opera house is run.

Vienna: Concert of Mozart's Requiem in Karlskirche

5. Vienna: Concert of Mozart's Requiem in Karlskirche

Experience the authentic, impressive, and "real" side to Mozart's Vienna. Enjoy a top-class evening concert at Karlskirche, one of the most beautiful and interesting Baroque churches located north of the Alps. The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was completed by F. X. Süssmayr, will be performed in the church. The special thing about the performance is that the 40 musicians of the orchestra are based on the size of the world premiere in 1756. This results in the ensemble's special, historical, and classic sound. The Requiem was Mozart's final composition in 1791 and was one of his impressive works of art. A variety of legends revolve around the requiem mass – for example, it is said that Mozart sang the moving "Lacrimosa" with his friends on his deathbed. Experience an evening concert in Karlskirche in Vienna, allowing you to relive the sounds and ambience of Mozart's time.

Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church

6. Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you here with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribably ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: Classical Concert at Mozarthaus

7. Vienna: Classical Concert at Mozarthaus

The Mozart Ensemble Vienna invites you to a moving and unforgettable concert at Mozart's first house in Vienna. Enjoy music from the Viennese Classical Period by the likes of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, and more. The Sala Terrena at Mozarthaus Vienna is located in Vienna’s historic city center, near both St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg. It was built as part of the monastery of the German Knightly Order in the second half of the 12th century. In 1781, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived in the monastery of the German Order of Knights. He played several concerts in Vienna’s oldest concert hall commissioned by Archbishop Colloredo, an important patron of the Mozart family.

Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

8. Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

Enjoy a concert by a string quartet of musicians who perform in renowned Viennese orchestras. The programs include works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, and other composers associated with the Viennese Classic. St. Anne's Church, the concert venue, is located in the heart of Vienna and is considered an architectural masterpiece with splendid acoustics and Baroque ambiance. Mozart and Beethoven · April 2,9,23,30 · May 7,14,21,28 · June 4,11,18,25 · July 2,9,16,23,30 · August 6,13,20,27 · September 3,10,17,24 Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven · April 5,19,26 · May 3,10,17,24,31 · June 7,14,21,28 · July 5,12,19 · August 2,9,16,23,30 · September 6,13,20,27 Schubert and Beethoven · April 7,21,28 · May 5,12,19,26 · June 2,9,16,23,30 · July 7,14,21,28 · August 4,11,18,25 · September 1,8,15,22,29 Haydn and Schubert · April 3,10,17,24 · May 1,8,15,22,29 · June 5,12,19,26 · July 3,10,17,24,31 · August 7,14,21,28 · September 4,11,18, 25

Ticket for Mozart & Strauss Concert in Kursalon Vienna

9. Ticket for Mozart & Strauss Concert in Kursalon Vienna

The "Salonorchester Alt Wien" offers a unique program of the most celebrated compositions by the "waltz-king" Johann Strauss, and that most brilliant exponent of Viennese Classicism, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Experience one of the best-known performances of classic Viennese music at this fabulous concert in the world capital of music. Virtuosic musicians, opera singers, and enchanting Ballet soloists will present an evening full of Viennese charm, from the lusty sounds of the waltz and the polka to the dramatic arias and duets. Listen to the best operatic works and concertos, by two of the world's greatest composers, performed by artists at the highest pinnacle of excellence.

Vienna: Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Brahms-Saal

10. Vienna: Mozart and Strauss Concert in the Brahms-Saal

Enjoy the best of Mozart and the highlights of Johann Strauss, masterfully performed by the Mozart Orchestra of Vienna. The 30 musicians who will play for you are drawn from the ranks of the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, and other renowned Austrian Orchestras. Their ranks will be swelled by internationally acclaimed soloists, and two opera singers from the State Opera and Volksoper. The ensemble will of course be led by a star conductor. The real show-stopper: the orchestra, singers and conductor will be dressed in the magnificent costumes and wigs of the Baroque period, to present the overtures, arias, and duets from Mozart's most famous operas with authentic panache, as well as extracts from the symphonies, concerti, serenades and divertimenti, in the style of the 18th-century musical academies. The unofficial anthems of Austria, Johann Strauss I's energetic Radetzky March and Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz will round off this marvelous program.

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The church itself was amazing-one of the finest and most well preserved examples of a baroque church interior that i have seen. And the musicians were talented and professional. Well worth it.

Very nice atmosphere and talented orchestra, very well organized. The acoustic was great but only if it was a bit louder would've been amazing, nevertheless it was a great experience

Мы провели чудесный вечер в атмосфере соединения классической музыки с величием собора. Это наше второе посещение Карлскирхе, надеемся вернуться сюда вновь

Easy exchange of voucher and found our seats quickly. Beautiful venue and excellent horsemanship. The horses are phenomenal, a lovely, enjoyable program

It was also wonderful for us, who heard such a concert for the first time! mega scenery and the time flew by! Great musicians!!