The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra conducts magnificent classical concerts of the highest musical quality in the most beautiful concert halls of Vienna. The historical halls of Vienna’s Imperial Palace shine in new splendor when the most famous masterpieces of Mozart, Lehár or Strauss are performed by the internationally renowned Vienna Hofburg Orchestra.
The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra was founded in 1971 by the Austrian conductor Gert Hofbauer. Their original aim was to promote waltz and operetta music and bringing it to the world. Today the ensemble of the famous Vienna Hofburg Orchestra consists of over 40 talented musicians. Visitors can expect a programme full of variety from the Viennese classical period: from waltz and operetta music to opera arias, all the fantastic classical melodies are represented. Since 2017, Giuseppe Montesano has been the musical director of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra.
Get ready to enjoy a unique concert in an imperial ambience!
The exceptional performances of the orchestra will take the audience on a journey through Viennese classical music: in addition to arias, numerous operas and operettas are also included. Especially all the fans of the wonderful works from prodigy Mozart, the King of Waltz or the virtuoso Lehár will enjoy this orchestral experience to the fullest.
Excerpt from the programme
"Kaiserwalzer" Johann Strauss
"Figaro's Wedding" W. A. Mozart
"Lippen schweigen" Franz Lehár
"Wiener Blut" Johann Strauss
”Tanzen möcht ich“ Emmerich Kálmán
"The Blue Danube" Johann Strauss
and many more.
Depending on the concert date, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra performs at several beautiful venues: at the Ceremonial Hall or Festival Hall of the Vienna Hofburg (Imperial Palace), in the Mozart Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus, in the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein or in the Herkules Hall of the Gartenpalais Liechtenstein.
Concerts in the Mozart Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus:
2nd , 4th , 12th , 14th , 16th , 21st , 23th , 25th , 28th and 30th July.
2nd , 4th , 6th , 9th , 11th , 13th , 18th , 20th , 22nd , 25th , 27th and 30thAugust
1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 20th, 22th and24th September.
1st, 3rd, 6th, 8th, 13th and 17th October.
The renowned Vienna Konzerthaus has also a long history to look back on, from its first planning in 1890 as a house for music festivals to its important role after the Second World War as part of the renewal of Austrian musical life. The Konzerthaus soon established itself as one of the leading organizers of contemporary music in Austria with its unique atmosphere and wide range of musical programs.
Concerts in the Ceremonial Hall of the Vienna Hofburg:
5th and 26th September.
Concerts in the Festive Hall of the Vienna Hofburg:
25th and 26th December. Tickets here available.
The magnificent halls of Vienna‘s Imperial Palace provide a truly unforgettable ambience. The Hofburg's building complex was built during the course of 6 centuries, located right in the heart of Vienna's city centre. Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architectural styles were incorporated into the construction and contributed to its unique appearance. Finally, the Hofburg became the imperial residence and housed the Habsburgs until 1918. The Festival Hall (Festsaal) of the Hofburg is truly majestic with its impressive ceiling paintings. The Ceremonial Hall (Zeremoniensaal) is also impressive with its magnificent marble columns. It was once the venue for court concerts and grand gala evenings under Emperor Franz Joseph I and Empress Elisabeth.
There will also be a special event on 19th July and 14th, 15th, 16th August 2020: the Hofburg Orchestra will perform important works of Mozart, the most beautiful waltzes by Strauss and the most famous arias and duets by Franz Lehár and Emmerich Kálmán at the famous Vienna State Opera in the world capital of music. Tickets here available.
Concerts at Palais Liechtenstein:
Please click here if you want to buy tickets for the special concerts for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day 2021.
Dates and prices
The concerts of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra take place regularly from May to October, with concerts starting at 8.30 pm and ending at 10 pm (individual dates may vary).
Special concert dates at Christmas and New Year’s Eve round off the programme.
Tickets are available in 4 different categories:
Category Superior* € 110,-
Category 1 € 65,-
Category 2 € 45,-
Category 2-Student € 35,-
* The Superior/VIP category provides you with the best seats, and also this ticket includes a CD as well as a program booklet.
All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees. We do not bill any sort of additional charges.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an e-mail containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download it on your smartphone/ tablet to show on the day of the activity.
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How to go there?
To Wiener Konzerthaus: Take the metro U4 until Stadtpark station. Or take one of the tram lines D, 2 or 71 until you 'll have reached the station Schwarzenbergplatz. From there it is only few minutes' walk to the Vienna Konzerthaus.
To the Vienna Hofburg (Festival Hall and Ceremonial Hall): take one of the tram lines 1, D, 2 or 71 until you 'll have reached the station Burgring or Dr. Karl Renner Ring. From there it is only a few minutes' walk to the Vienna Hofburg via the Heldenplatz entrance.
To the Vienna State Opera: You can either take the underground line U1, U2 or U4 to Karlsplatz station.
To Palais Liechtenstein: Take one of the tram lines D or 1 until you’ll have reached the station Bauernfeldplatz. From there it is only a few minutes' walk to the Garten Palais Liechtenstein.
Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.