11.26 - Vienna Philharmonic featuring conductor Fran’s Welser-Möst & Chinese pianist Lang Lang at the TJ Grand Theatre
The Magic Flute Overture |
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, KV491 |
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op.73 |
There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic.
Since its inception by Otto Nicolas in 1842, the fascination that the orchestra has held for prominent composers and conductors, as well as for audiences worldwide, is based not only on a homogenous musical style carefully bequeathed from one generation to the next, but also on its unique history and structure. The foremost ruling body of the organization is the orchestra itself.
The Vienna Philharmonic performs approximately 110 concerts every season at home, presents Vienna Philharmonic Week’s in New York and Japan, and has participated in the Salzburg Festival since 1922. The orchestra makes yearly guest appearances in leading concert halls and festivals worldwide, presents the New Years Convert, which is broadcast in over 90 countries, and presents the free Summer Night Concert Schonbrunn, attracting up to 100,000 people annually.
In 2014, the VPO received the coveted Birgit Nilsson Prize for outstanding achievements and major contributions to the field of opera/concert, and the Herbert von Karajan Music Prize 2014.
Lang Lang, China’s Name Card, China Icon, International superstar pianist, the United Nations Messenger of Peace, the Honorary Fellowship of Peter’s College at Oxford University, the Honorary Doctorate from Royal Academy of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Conservatoire of Birmingham City University, New York University and Central Conservatory of Music, the Grammy Ambassador to China, Ambassadeur du Chateau de Versailles, Ambassador to Expo Shanghai 2010, Ambassador to Expo Milano and China Pavillion 2015, Ambassador to the China-Latin America and Caribbean 2016 Year of Cultural Exchange, New York City’s First-Ever Cultural Tourism Ambassador, member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, member of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, member of the Bambi of Germany, member of the Premios Ondas of Spain.
* children under 1.2 meters will not be admitted.