February 7, 2022

Concerts with John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter

© Dieter Nagl

The Vienna Philharmonic and the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna are pleased to present two new concerts with John Williams, Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Vienna Philharmonic. With these two special concerts, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Musikverein celebrate the 90th birthday of the world-famous film music composer and conductor.

The concerts will take place on Saturday, March 12 at 3:30 PM and Sunday, March 13 at 11:00 AM. Ticket sales begin for members of the Society of Friends of Music on February 8, 2022, the exact day of John Williams' 90th birthday. General ticket sales begin on February 10, 2022.

Tickets under: www.musikverein.at

The chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Froschauer, and business manager Michael Bladerer are pleased about the renewed artistic partnership with John Williams: "In addition to many legendary film music compositions, the program will feature John Williams’ Violin Concerto #2, composed in 2021 especially for Anne-Sophie Mutter. In this manner, we celebrate with John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter the composer's 90th birthday."

The director of the Society of Friends of Music, Dr. Stephan Pauly, shares the anticipation of the orchestra: "Over several decades, the music of John Williams has inspired millions of people around the world. To have him here to conduct his own compositions live with the Vienna Philharmonic in the Golden Hall is a great honor and the source of much joy."