Performer: Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Biography
As Vienna’s cultural ambassador and premier concert orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) handles the lion’s share of symphonic activity that makes up the musical life of the city. The preservation of the traditional, Viennese orchestral sound occupies a central role in the orchestra’s many artistic pursuits. The Wiener Symphoniker is one of Europe’s most prestigious ensembles and boasts 128 members. For this reason, the orchestra is precisely the right vehicle for the great Romantic works of Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler and Richard Strauss that constitute its core repertoire.

With the 2014-15 season, a new era for the orchestra begins, as Philippe Jordan takes up his tenure as Chief Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker.

The Vienna Musikverein and nearby Konzerthaus are the principal performing venues of the Wiener Symphoniker. The orchestra has also been in residence at the Bregenzer Festspiele since 1946 and continues to maintain close ties to the festival. Beginning in 2006, the orchestra added another feather to its cap: The Wiener Symphoniker now serves as resident opera orchestra for a whole host of stylistically diverse productions taking place at the Theater an der Wien. Periodic international tours to the most important music centers round out the extensive portfolio of this traditional, Viennese orchestra.

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YokohamaVienna Symphony in Japan

Beethoven, Mahler
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan

NagoyaVienna Symphony in Japan

Beethoven, Brahms
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan

FukuiVienna Symphony in Japan

Mendelssohn, Brahms
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Daishin Kashimoto

TokyoVienna Symphony in Japan

Mendelssohn, Mahler
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Daishin Kashimoto

NishinomiyaVienna Symphony in Japan

Mendelssohn, Mahler
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Daishin Kashimoto
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