SAVE THE DATE!
Summer Night Concert 2018
31st May 2018
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

Vienna Philharmonic
Summernight Concert Schönbrunn presented by Rolex
new stage position 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic presents
a gift to the Viennese and to the guests of Vienna.

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.



The CD, DVD and Blu-ray recordings of this concert can now be pre-ordered in the Vienna Philharmonic webshop.
The CD recording will be released on June 9, 2017.
DVD, Blu-ray will be released on June 30, 2017.

CD Sommernachtskonzert 2017

IMPRESSIONS

Program

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

Performers

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.

Travel

by
bicycle
We highly recommend getting to Schönbrunn Palace by bicycle.

Temporary parking spaces will be available at the Schönbrunner Brücke.
public
transport
All lines which lead to Schönbrunn Palace will be greatly increased in frequency.
In order to avoid delays, we recommend that you arrive early and also consider travelling routes which use streetcar or bus.
Standing room visitors can enter and exit the concert site quickest by using the Meidling Gate (Meidlinger Tor) or the Hietzing Gate (Hietzinger Tor).

Transportation with the Subway
  • U4 to the Schönbrunn station (for accessing the Meidling Gate) or to the Hietzing station (for accessing the Hietzing Gate). Please note that the subway line U4 will be very congested. Please also use other lines for your arrival and departure.
  • U3 to the Johnstraße station, continue with the bus line 10A until Schönbrunn (for accessing the Meidling Gate)
  • U3 to the Hütteldorfer Straße station, continue with the streetcar 10 until Hietzing/Kennedybrücke (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
  • U6 to the Westbahnhof station, continue with the streetcar 58 until Hietzing/Kennedybrücke (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
  • U6 to the Niederhofstraße station, continue with the bus line 10A until Schönbrunn (for accessing the Meidling Gate)
Transportation with the Streetcar
  • Lines 10 and 58: use the Hietzing/Kennedybrücke streetcar stop (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
  • Line 52: use the Penzinger Straße or the Linzer Straße/Johnstraße streetcar stop (500m walking distance to the Meidling Gate)
Transportation with the Bus
  • Line 10A: use the Schönbrunn bus stop (for accessing the Meidling Gate)
Arrival from Hauptbahnhof
  • Streetcar 18 to Westbahnhof, continue with streetcar 58 until the Hietzing/Kennedybrücke streetcar stop (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
  • With the S-Bahn until Wien Meidling (ÖBB Train Schedule), continue with U6 to the Niederhofstraße station, continue with the bus line 10A until Schönbrunn (for accessing the Meidling Gate)
  • U1 to the Karlsplatz station, continue with U4 to the Schönbrunn station (for accessing the Meidling Gate) or to the Hietzing station (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
Arrival from Westbahnhof
  • Streetcar 58: use the Hietzing/Kennedybrücke streetcar stop (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
  • Streetcar 52: use the Penzinger Straße streetcar stop (500m walking distance to the Meidling Gate)
  • U3 to the Johnstraße station, continue with the bus line 10A until Schönbrunn (for accessing the Meidling Gate)
  • U3 to the Hütteldorfer Straße station, continue with the streetcar 10 until Hietzing/Kennedybrücke (for accessing the Hietzing Gate)
Wiener Linien Route Planner
by
car
Due to the very limited availability of parking spaces we do NOT RECOMMEND arrival by car.

Visitor Information

new stage position 2017

access routes to the event have been changed!

For access to the Palace Park please use exclusively the Hietzing and Meidling Gates (Hietzinger Tor, Meidlinger Tor). Honorary and invited guests, as well as persons with reduced mobility, should enter the event grounds by way of the Haupttor (Main Gate)
Lageplan 2017

Please note:

  • For travel to the concert please use exclusively public transportation.
  • By attending this event, all visitors are subject to the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which are posted at the gates. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.
  • Due to the altered position of the concert stage, which this year is located for the first time directly in front of the palace, access routes to the event have been changed.
    For access to the Palace Park please use exclusively the Hietzing and Meidling Gates (Hietzinger Tor, Meidlinger Tor). Honorary and invited guests, as well as persons with reduced mobility, should enter the event grounds by way of the Haupttor (Main Gate) and the Ehrenhof through the palace. The passage through the palace is closed for park visitors.
    The entrances at the Meidling Gate (Meidlinger Tor, east side of the Palace Park) and the Hietzing Gate (Hietzinger Tor, west side of the Palace Park) will remain open on the day of the concert until midnight. The other park gates close at 9 PM.
  • The meadow in front of the Gloriette (Schönbrunner Berg) is not part of the event grounds. Park regulations are in effect. Enter at your own risk! Access via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor is possible until 9 PM.
  • Access to and regress from the Gloriettewiese into the Palace Park will be regulated in accordance with visitor turnout. The Tiroler Path (Tiroler Weg) will be closed at the latest by 7 PM, the other paths will be closed 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert. Departing from the Gloriettewiese is only possible by way of the upper gates (Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor).
  • It is not permitted to bring dangerous objects, strollers, chairs, benches, blankets and other types of seating to the event grounds. This is because all areas need to be kept clear as escape routes (see the Haus- und Platzordnung).
  • Should it become necessary to clear the event grounds because of weather advisories, we ask you to do so in a calm manner and assist other people. We request that you leave all crowded areas and hold all passageways free.
  • There are first aid stations located in all zones, as well as restrooms and catering booths.
  • Bringing pets to the Palace Park and event grounds is forbidden by the authorities.
  • Bicycles are not allowed in the Palace Park.
  • Due to the narrow passageways, visitors on the ground level will be directed slowly to the gates after the concert (see map). We ask for your understanding.
  • Please follow the directions of the police, fire department, authorities of the City of Vienna, owners and administrators of the grounds, event presenters and employees of the security services.
  • Should the event grounds become overly congested, entrance to the entire Palace Park will be barred.
  • Please inform yourself on the day of the event by way of the media, announcements by the Wiener Linien, this website, Facebook and hotline +43 677 62269800 about whether the entrance to the Palace Park or the event is still possible and, in case of questionable weather conditions, whether the event will take place.
  • Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here.

Public Seating Area

A limited number of tickets for the public seating area of the Summer Night Concert will be dispensed on the day of the concert beginning at 5 PM at the Sternbecken on the Hietzing side and the Meidling side (see map). These will be offered on a first come, first served basis.


Facilities for Persons with Reduced Mobility

The following barrier-free areas will be available for persons with reduced mobility:

  • barrier-free viewing areas
  • barrier-free restrooms
  • a limited number of barrier-free parking places to the left of the main gate

World Cultural Heritage Site

The UNESCO has declared Schönbrunn Palace a World Cultural Heritage Site. The Palace is one of Austria's most important cultural assets and tourist attractions. During the 20th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in December 1996, the palace was added to the registry of World Heritage Sites, which was started in 1972. The addition of Schönbrunn Palace to this prestigious listing confirms the significance of the palace and its entire grounds as a baroque Gesamtkunstwerk.

We kindly request our concert visitors to respect this setting and treat the palace grounds with care.

Schönbrunn Palace
Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations)
Map
Keep off the grass!
Do not throw any waste. Use wastebin.
no umbrellas
no strollers
no dangerous objects
no bicycles
no glas bottles, glasses or cans
no smoking
no selfie sticks and tripods
no backpacks
no fire
no explosives
no remote-controlled devices
no drugs and alcohol
no noise gadgets
no animals
no cars

Gloriettewiese

The meadow in front of the Gloriette (Schönbrunner Berg) is not part of the event grounds.
Enter at your own risk!

Access via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor is possible until 9 PM.
Access to and regress from the Gloriettewiese into the Palace Park will be regulated in accordance with visitor turnout. The Tiroler Path (Tiroler Weg) will be closed at the latest by 7 PM, the other paths will be closed 30 minutes before the beginning of the concert. Departing from the Gloriettewiese is only possible by way of the upper gates (Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor).