Summer Night Concert 2018
31st May 2018
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

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Fairytales and Myths

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Concert: 8:30 pm
Place: Schönbrunn Palace, Palace Gardens
1130 Vienna

Should the concert on May 25th have to be postponed due to weather conditions, it will be performed on May 26th.



Antonín Dvořák

Carneval. Ouvertüre für großes Orchester, op. 92

„Za štíhlou gazelou“, Arie der Armida aus „Armida“, op. 115

Lied an den Mond aus „Rusalka“

Peter Iljitsch Tschaikowsky

Adagio. Pas d'action und Walzer aus „Dornröschen“. Suite, op. 66a, Nr. 2

Sergej Rachmaninow

Sumerki (Twilight), op. 21, Nr. 3 [Orchestrierung: Walter Mnatsakanov]

Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Sing not to me, beautiful maiden), op. 4, Nr. 4 [Orchestrierung: Leonidas Leonardi]

Vesenniye vodi (Spring waters), op. 14, Nr. 11 [Orchestrierung: Walter Mnatsakanov]

Engelbert Humperdinck

Vorspiel zu "Hänsel und Gretel"

John Williams

Hedwig’s Theme aus "Harry Potter"

Igor Strawinsky

Danse infernale, Berceuse und Finale aus "L'Oiseau de feu" ("Der Feuervogel"). Ballettsuite (Fassung 1919)

Photo © Richard Schuster


Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor

Christoph Eschenbach Photo Credit: Richard Schuster

Photo © Luca Piva

Born in Breslau, Germany (today Wroclaw, Poland), Christoph Eschenbach studied piano with Professor Eliza Hansen and won in his young age numerous piano competitions.
His grand classic repertoire is ranging from J.S. Bach to music of our time and reflects his commitment to not just canonical works but also to the music of the late- 20th and early-21st-century.
Christoph Eschenbach has received the 2014 Grammy Award for his recording of works by Hindemith performed with the NDR Symphony Orchestra and the violinist Midori.

Renée Fleming, Soloist

Renée Fleming Photo Credit: Decca/Timothy White

Photo © Decca/Timothy White

One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence.
At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist.
Known as “the people’s diva” and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world’s greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. In recent years, Renée has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.