Vienna Philharmonic

About the Concert

Distinguished conductor Valery Gergiev leads the third annual Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert to be telecast on Great Performances, Friday, August 19, 2011 at 9:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). This year’s theme revolves around “Virtuoso Pictures,” as exemplified by the works of Franz Liszt, Niccolo Paganini, Modest Mussorgsky, and Johann Strauss. The concert […]

About the Concert

With conductor Franz Welser-Möst at the helm, the Vienna Philharmonic returns to the magnificent gardens of Austria’s Imperial Schönbrunn Palace for the orchestra’s annual summertime celebration in Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2010, premiering on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Wednesday, August 25 at 8pm on PBS (check local listings). Great Performances is a production of THIRTEEN […]

Preview the Concert

Stage, screen and recording legend Julie Andrews rings in the new year as she hosts From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2010 on Friday, January 1 at 2:30 and 9 p.m. (ET) on THIRTEEN’s Great Performances on PBS (check local listings). Joining her for the annual Vienna Philharmonic holiday extravaganza will be celebrated conductor Georges […]

The Vienna Philharmonic Plays Strauss

Watch the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Daniel Barenboim, play a section of Johann Strauss’ Wiener Blut and the the dramatic conclusion of the concert at Schönbrunn, including a fireworks display over the beautiful hedges and gardens in the Baroque Park.

Preview of The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2009

Under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, one of the world’s most acclaimed conductors, the internationally-renowned Vienna Philharmonic performs an open-air summertime concert in the historic Baroque Park overlooking the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace, one of Austria’s most important cultural monuments. Recorded in glorious high definition and pristine 5.1 surround sound, The Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert […]

Walter Cronkite

“Walter Cronkite loved music and dancing, which is why he jumped  at the opportunity to return to Vienna in1984–where he had been stationed  as a correspondent following World War II–to host the 1985 Vienna  Philharmonic’s New Year’s Day Concert.  For nearly a quarter of a  century, he created a tradition on PBS of ushering in […]