April 4, 2024

Summer Night Concert 2024

Summer Night Concert 2024

The Vienna Philharmonic is pleased to announce the program of the 21st Summer Night Concert 2024 and provide additional information about this event.

The Summer Night Concert 2024 will take place in the Schönbrunn Palace Park on June 7, 2024, at 08:30 PM. 

This year's concert will be conducted by Maestro Andris Nelsons and features as vocal soloist the Norwegian opera singer and recitalist Lise Davidsen, who will perform one aria each from Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser and Giuseppe Verdi's La forza del destino.

According to Vienna Philharmonic chairman Daniel Froschauer, „The first Summer Night Concert took place in 2004 – exactly 20 years ago - and even today, the concept of making classical music accessible to the widest possible audience as a gift to music lovers everywhere still characterizes this event. The focus of this year's program is on popular works from the 19th and 20th centuries that highlight Europe's rich musical heritage. The bicentennial of the prominent Czech composer Bedřich Smetana will be celebrated with three compositions." 

1. Richard Wagner, Walkürenritt aus der Oper Die Walküre

2. Richard Wagner, „Dich, teure Halle, grüß ich wieder", Arie der Elisabeth aus der Oper Tannhäuser

3. Bedřich Smetana, Vltava [Die Moldau] aus Má Vlast [Mein Heimatland] [Nr. 2]

4. Bedřich Smetana, Polka aus der Oper Dvě Vdovy [Die zwei Witwen] [2. Akt, Finale]

5. Bedřich Smetana, Tanz der Komödianten aus der Oper Prodaná nevěsta [Die verkaufte Braut]

6. Giuseppe Verdi, Ouvertüre zur Oper La forza del destino

7. Giuseppe Verdi, „Pace, pace mio", Arie der Leonora aus La forza del destino

8. Augusta Holmès, La Nuit et l’Amour. Zwischenspiel aus der Ode-Symphonie Ludus pro patria

9. Aram Iljitsch Khatschaturjan, Säbeltanz aus dem Ballett Gajaneh

10. Dmitri Schostakowitsch, Walzer Nr. 2 aus der Suite für Varieté-Orchester [Nr. 7]

(Program subject to change)

As always, all interested viewers can experience the Summer Night Concert 2024 by way of the television broadcast or internet livestream.

The ORF will broadcast the concert time-delayed beginning at 9.20 PM in ORF 2.

3sat will broadcast the concert on June 8 at 8.15 PM. We kindly request that you check local listings for broadcast information in your home country.

Further information can be found at the website here.