On June 8, 2010 the Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst will serve up the very best in classical music – free of charge.
The Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, will be giving its traditional open air musical master class at the Summer Night's Concert in the Schönbrunn Schlosspark once again this year. In a departure from traditions elsewhere, admission is free as the famous ensemble lays on a special treat for locals and visitors alike. Last year almost 100,000 visitors took up the invitation to attend this special event.
Franz Welser-Möst - the new musical director at the Vienna State Opera from fall onwards - will hold the baton. He said it will be ...
"... a great joy and an immense pleasure to conduct this orchestra, which, in addition to its superb musical qualities, has been amongst the world's best for over 100 years now, not least because of its exceptional team spirit as well."
The concert is scheduled to start at 9.00 p.m. The program is themed on the planets, sun and moon:
* John Williams: Star Wars Main Title from "Star Wars"
* Josef Strauss: Music of the Spheres, Waltz, op. 235
* Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2, A major
* John Williams: Princess Leia's Theme from "Star Wars"
* John Williams: Imperial March from "Star Wars"
* Joseph Lanner: Evening Stars, Waltz, op. 180
* Otto Nicolai: Moonshine Chorus from "The Merry Wives of Windsor"
* Gustav Holst: Mars from "The Planets"
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night's Concert
June 8, 2010, 9.00 p.m.
Schönbrunn Palace, 13th district
in front of the Neptune fountain