Vienna Hofburg Orchestra - Christmas and New Year's Concerts

Concert Venues

25th and 26th December
Palais Hofburg - Festsaal

31st December and 1st January
Gartenpalais Liechtenstein

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Vienna Hofburg Orchester - Christmas Concerts
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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!


Programme

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 Léhar 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.


Venues

The Christmas season concerts on 25th and 26th December will take place in the Hofburg Palace, in the middle of the imperial city. 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.

The New Year's Eve Concert on 31st December and 1st January 2020 will take place at the wonderful Palais Liechtenstein. The glorious Liechtenstein Garden Palace of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein is an integral part of the history of Austria's capital. As one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Vienna, built in the early 18th century, the Garden Palace provides a wonderful setting for events. In addition, the palace with its magnificent spacious park ideally combines landscape and architecture with a private art collection of the Prince of Liechtenstein (including masterpieces ranging from Renaissance to Baroque).
The Hercules Hall on the first floor of the Palace awes visitors with its impressive marble columns and magnificent ceiling fresco. The Hercules Hall is the largest secular baroque hall in Vienna, extending on a surface of over 530m2, and is perfectly suited for hosting classical concerts.


Dates and prices

The special concerts scheduled for the Christmas time of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra start at 8.30 pm and ending at 10 pm, on 25th and 26th December. The New Year's Eve Concert on 31st December starts at 6.30 pm and ends at 8 pm. The New Year's Concerts of the Vienna Hofburg Orchester are scheduled for 11.00 am and 18.00 pm.

Tickets are available in 3 different categories:

Category Superior*    EUR 110,-

Category A         EUR 90,-

Category B         EUR 70,-


* The Superior 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.


Dauer

The concerts last approx. 90 minutes and includes a break.  


Ticket

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.

In case you do not receive an e-mail in the minutes following the booking: please do not forget to check your Spam folder!


How to go there?

Take one of the tram lines along the Ring (1, 2, 71 or D) 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.

Vienna Hofburg/ Imperial Palace (entrance Heldenplatz)
1010 Vienna


Cancellations

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.


Venue of the concert on 25th and 26th December.



Venue of the concert on 31st December.


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