What is a visit to the city of Mozart without a visit to a classical music concert? There are so many Vienna classical music concerts! You can choose from concerts in palaces, opera houses or even churches. Check out my guide to find out the best ones.
You better buy your tickets online in advance, especially if you want them for a certain date. Yet if you miss to do that, you have another option. You can buy tickets from the sellers dressed up as Mozart around St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. But still better book your Vienna classical music concert tickets online as early as you can.
Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn
My all time favourite concert is the Vienna Philharmonic summer night concert in Schönbrunn Palace park. This Vienna Philharmonic concert is held every year since 2004. It is an unforgettable experience and the best part is that the admission is free!
There is no dress code and no reservation is required for this Vienna classical music concert. Show up about 3 hours before the concert if you want to find a place near the stage.
According to the official website the concert cannot be heard on the meadow behind the stage, in front of the Gloriette. More information here.
Schönbrunn Palace Evening Concert
If you aren’t lucky to be in Vienna during the Summer night concert in Schönbrunn, you still have a chance to hear a concert in Schönbrunn. There are regular concerts held in the Orangery at Schönbrunn Palace.
The Orangery is one of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world (the other one is in Versailles). Mozart himself played here in a competition between him and the imperial Kapellmeister Antonio Salieri. Don’t miss to see the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra playing melodies of Strauss and Mozart.
Strauss and Mozart Concerts at Kursalon
The Kursalon is one of the most famous concert halls in Vienna. This is the place where the waltz became popular in the 19th century. Johann Strauss and his orchestra used to perform here regularly. Attending to this Vienna classical concert is a unique experience. You will enjoy opera singers, ballet dancers, piano concertos and more.
Mozart Orchestra concerts at Musikverein or Vienna State Opera House
Attending a performance by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra will take you back through time to the 18th century. The Vienna Mozart Orchestra was founded in 1986 by some of the best musicians of the Viennese orchestras. This orchestra performs mostly works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dressed up in historical costumes and wigs. Enjoy some of the Mozart best symphonies, arias and operas. Truly magical experience!
In April, May, June and September selected opera and ballet performances are broadcast live on a video screen outside the opera house. More details here.
Vienna Hofburg Orchestra Concerts
What a better place to listen to a Vienna classical music concert than the Imperial palace (Hofburg)! Attending this concert will let you admire the interior of the palace under the sound of the best musical compositions of Mozart and Strauss.
Vienna classical concerts at St. Charles Church
Attending a classical music concert in a church is a unique experience, especially when this church is St. Charles Church. The latter is the most beautiful Baroque church in Vienna. Don’t miss the Vivaldi’s Four Seasons or the Mozart Requiem at St. Charles Church.
Vienna classical music concerts at St. Anne’s Church
Another option to attend a Vienna classical concert in a church is at St. Anne’s Church. The church is small and can easily be missed. All this is compensated by its lavish interior.
If you are really into the Viennese classical music, you can treat you and your partner with an unforgettable experience with these waltz lessons.
Have you attended a Vienna classical music concert? Did you enjoy the experience? Which is your favourite Vienna orchestra?
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