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Ambassador Dr. Thomas Mayr-Harting invited members of the Vienna Philharmonic for a chamber music concert in the "Neuen Galerie" in New York on November 4, 2009. One day later, the same musiciansperformedin Zankel Hall, the chamber music auditorium in Carnegie Hall.
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On October 10, 1989, the Vienna Philharmonic gold coin came on the market.
In recognition of years of exceptional collaboration between our two organisations, the Vienna Philharmonic was awarded honorary membership in the association of the Friends of the Vienna State Opera.
The French President Nicolas Sarkozy has nominated Georges Prêtre for the highest decoration in the French Legion of Honor.
The traditional benefit concert for the CS Hospiz Rennweg took place on October 8, 2009, in the Mozartsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus.
In 1869, the Austro-Hungarian Empire was one of the first powers in Europe to establish diplomatic relations with Japan.
"Zu Gast bei den Wiener Philharmonikern" - Dr. Walter Dobner and Philipp Horak's portrayal of 23 members of our orchestra with a forward by Riccardo Muti, was presented on August 28, 2009 in Salzburg.
An Arenberg Gala Concert took place on August 24, 2009, in the Schüttkasten in Salzburg to benefit the American Austrian Foundation located in Schloss Arenberg.
As is customary, numerous youth activities took place this past summer under the patronage and organization of the Vienna Philharmonic.
Keiko Manabe, the artistic advisor of Suntory Hall, who served at an earlier time as translator and assistant for Karl Böhm and Herbert von Karajan in Japan, was awarded the Honorary Gold Medal of Service to the Republic of Austria.
Daniel Ottensamer, since September 1, 2009 first clarinettist with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, won the third prize in the renowned "International Carl Nielsen Clarinet Competition" in Odense.
Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, it has become necessary for Zubin Mehta to cancel three conducting appearances with the Vienna Philharmonic.
Students of the Vienna Philharmonic Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy present chamber music compositions together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic.
As of October 1, 2009, principal cellist Robert Nagy has been appointed Professor at the University of Music in Vienna.
Walter Auer, Ernst Ottensamer and Benedikt Dinkhauser gave master classes at the Julliard School and the Mannes College in New York and took part in a performance of Sergei Prokofjev's "Peter and the Wolf" in Central Park on May 8/9, 2009.
The traditional benefit concert for the Austrian Rett Syndrome Society took place on April 25, 2009, in Ebensee.
Mr. Peter Poltun, archive director of the Vienna State Opera, presented the Historical Archives of the Vienna Philharmonic with the first edition of the piano score of this work, which had been edited by Johannes Brahms.
Following another successful audition, Mr. Ödön Rácz, member of the Vienna Philharmonic since May 2008, was named principal contrabassist of the of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic.
The fiftieth birthday of Christian Thielemann was celebrated on March 29, 2009, in the Schubertsaal of the Wiener Konzerthaus, in which Philharmonic members participated.
On February 18, 2009, one day before the beginning of the world-tour with Zubin Mehta, with its first stop in London, a long-time companion of our orchestra died in the English capital. Christopher Raeburn, born on July 31, 1928, and who was the legendary recording engineer for DECCA, succumbed to a serious illness.