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Thursday, 20th JUNE 2019
CONCERT: 8:45 PM
PLACE: SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE, PALACE GARDENS
1130 VIENNA

Free entrance - no tickets are required for attending the concert!

Summernight Concert Title
presented by Rolex

A Gift of the Vienna Philharmonic to all Music Lovers!

PROGRAM

Rhapsody in Blue

Leonard Bernstein

Overture to "Candide"

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Jubilee Waltz, o.op.

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

[Version for piano and orchestra 1942]
Orchestration: Ferde Grofé

Max Steiner

Casablanca-Suite

John Philipp Sousa

Stars and Stripes Forever

Samuel Barber

Adagio for Strings

Carl Michael Ziehrer

The Star-Spangled Banner March, op. 460

Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 9

in E minor, op. 95 ‘From the New World’, 4th Movement, Allegro con fuoco




Program (.pdf)

IMPRESSIONS 2019

Travel

access routes to the event

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).

Visitor Information

Admission

The Summer Night Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is a concert with free admission. No tickets are required for attending the concert.

The seats in the front area are reserved for our partners and sponsors.

access routes to the event

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 2019

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.
  • 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 and will be closed at the latest by 7 PM. Departing from the Gloriettewiese is possible until after the end of the event only via 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, scooters and E-scooters 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 or our Facebook page 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.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

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
Entrance with Certificate of Disability

For organizational reasons, the procedures for entry have been changed as follows:
Persons in possession of a valid certificate of disability will be, upon presentation of such certificate, allowed entrance to the concert for him- or herself and one accompanying person. No entry passes are necessary. Admission to the concert will start at 6 p.m.

Holders of a valid certificate of disability and their accompanying person may enter the event grounds solely by means of the Main Gate and proceed barrier-free through the palace to the designated viewing areas.

The number of available places is limited.

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 chairs, benches, blankets and other types of seating
no strollers
no dangerous objects
no bicycles
no scooters and e-scooters
no glas bottles, glasses or cans
no smoking
no selfie sticks and tripods
no big backpacks or bags
no fire
no explosives
no remote-controlled devices
no drugs and alcohol
no noise gadgets
no animals
no cars

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets

Do I need a ticket for the Summer Night Concert?

NO! You do not need a ticket to attend the Summer Night Concert.
The concert is a gift of the Vienna Philharmonic to all music lovers!

How do I get a pass for a place near the front with seating?
When should I get in line for one of these places?

The seats in the front area are reserved for our partners and sponsors.

Are there special places for persons with restricted mobility?

Persons in possession of a valid certificate of disability will be, upon presentation of such certificate, allowed entrance to the concert for him- or herself and one accompanying person. No entry passes are necessary. Admission to the concert will start at 6 p.m.
Holders of a valid certificate of disability and their accompanying person may enter the event grounds solely by means of the Main Gate and proceed barrier-free through the palace to the designated viewing areas.
The number of available places is limited.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Access

When do the gates open and when should one be there at the latest?

The Palace Park is open all day.
Admission to the concert will start around 5 p.m.
Access to the concert is only by way of the Hietzing Gate or the Meidling Gate (Hietzinger Tor / Meidlinger Tor), access to the Gloriettewiese is possible via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor (see map) - please note the additional information about Gloriettewiese here.

How large can a bag or backpack be which I can bring with me?

Bags and backpacks may not be larger than A4 format!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

Can one bring drinks?

For safety reasons bringing drinks to the event grounds is not allowed!
The only exception is one 0.25 l tetra pack per PERSON!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Concert

How long does the concert last?

The concert begins at 8:45 PM and lasts until approximately 10:15 PM.

When do the gates open and when should one be there at the latest?

The Palace Park is open all day.
Admission to the concert will start around 5 p.m.
Access to the concert is only by way of the Hietzing Gate or the Meidling Gate (Hietzinger Tor / Meidlinger Tor), access to the Gloriettewiese is possible via Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor (see map) - please note the additional information about Gloriettewiese here.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Gloriettewiese

Is it possible to follow the concert from the Gloriettewiese and hear the music from there?

Yes, but technical and legal event regulations do not allow a dedicated sound system for the Gloriettewiese.

The meadow in front of the Gloriette (Schönbrunner Berg) is not part of the event grounds. Enter at your own risk! Park regulations are in effect.
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 and will be closed at the latest by 7 PM. Departure from the Gloriettewiese is possible until after the end of the event only via the upper gates (Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor).

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Drinks

Can one bring drinks?

For safety reasons bringing drinks to the event grounds is not allowed!
The only exception is one 0.25 l tetra pack per PERSON!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Seating

May I bring along a folding chair or a blanket on which to sit?

NO! Folding chairs and blankets are NOT ALLOWED on the event grounds!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

Outside of the official seating areas, are there any other opportunities on the event grounds to sit down?

NO! There are no other seating opportunities. For security reasons, all park benches will be removed from the event grounds in advance!

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Bags

How large can a bag or backpack be which I can bring with me?

Bags and backpacks may not be larger than A4 format!

Please read the Haus- und Platzordnung (House and Site Regulations) which can be found here. Compliance with these regulations will be enforced.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Weather

How and when can one find out if the concert might be postponed because of bad weather?

In case of bad weather, information about a possible postponement can be found on the Summer Night Concert website, on our Facebook page, on the ORF-Teletext or on the ZAMG website (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik).

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Lost & Found

Where can I go if I lose something?

During the event and until 1 hour after the end of the event please contact the Vienna Philharmonic information stand in the Ehrenhof of Schönbrunn Palace.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

dress rehearsal

Is it possible to visit the dress rehearsal?

NO! The dress rehearsal is not open to the public.

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at

Gloriettewiese

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

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 and will be closed at the latest by 7 PM. Departure from the Gloriettewiese is possible until after the end of the event only via the upper gates (Maria Theresien Tor and Tiroler Tor).

Sponsors

The Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn is presented by Rolex. Since 2008, Rolex is the worldwide exclusive partner of the Vienna Philharmonic and through its commitment makes possible the realization of various projects, among them the Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn and the New Year's Concert.

Concert Sponsors
Münze Österreich
Palais Coburg
Partners & Institutions
Schönbrunn
Media Partners
ORF
Eurovision

Contact

For concerns that are not answered on this page, please contact sommernachtskonzert@wienerphilharmoniker.at.

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