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Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

1. Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

Experience Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a masterpiece of classical music. Visit Vienna’s Karlskirche and listen to the concertos of a string quartet and basso continuo. The performance by Orchestra 1756, a classical period instrument ensemble, makes this concert extraordinary. Enjoy a journey through time with this evening concert and experience unforgettable moments with historical sounds. The Four Seasons includes four of twelve revolutionary violin concertos that interpret each season of the year. Four sonnets are the inspiration for this masterpiece that takes you into a world of sound, with thunder and lightning, cracking ice and birdsong, a sleeping shepherd boy, hunting parties, and many other places. Program: Le quattro stagioni – The Four Seasons Spring, Op. 8 Nr. 1 Summer, Op. 8 Nr. 2 Autumn, Op. 8 Nr. 3 Winter, Op. 8 Nr. 4 One or two additional parts which are changing from week to week and could be from these composers: Works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, H. I. F Biber, and other major composers.

Vienna: Spanish Riding School Lipizzaner Classic Performance

2. Vienna: Spanish Riding School Lipizzaner Classic Performance

Enjoy a wonderful performance by the Riders of the Spanish Riding School and the carriage driving riders from the Lipizzaner Stud Piber in the wonderful baroque ambiance of the Winter Riding Hall, accompanied by classical Viennese music. The Lipizzaners are considered the oldest horse breed in Europe, known worldwide for their elegant equestrian performances. While the High School of Classical Horsemanship, often referred to as the "Ballet of the white stallions" remains the essential part of this new program an additional attraction awaits you. After three High School performances executed by the famous school stallions from Vienna and their riders, enjoy one of the most outstanding skills of the Lipizzaners and watch their perfection, beauty, and harmony carriage horses. This will be shown as a special highlight at the end of the show. The use of the white and elegant Lipizzaners as exquisite carriage horses, although rarely seen today, derives from the adoration of these horses within the court of the Habsburgs over centuries. The "Lipizzaner Classic" gives you a fantastic insight into the overall ability of these white stars, starting with the three program parts of Classical Horsemanship and ending with an exclusive demonstration of carriage driving from the Lipizzaner Stud in Piber, 50 km outside Vienna.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Christmas Market and Classical Concert

3. Vienna: Schönbrunn Christmas Market and Classical Concert

As an ideal addition to a Christmas music evening, we offer culinary vouchers that can be redeemed at all gastronomic stands at the Schoenbrunn Palace Culture and Christmas Market. Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra awaits you at the Palace Orangery where Mozart himself performed in 1786. The concert is a fine selection of masterful music by Mozart and Strauss, rounded off by two vocal performances. Visit the Christmas Market during the opening time: 19. November to 23. December | 10.00 AM to 9.00 PM 24. December | 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM 25. December to 4. January | 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM Afterwards, enjoy some Christmas Music at the concert in the Orangery at normally 8:30 PM* *except: 24.12. 3:00 PM, 25.-30.12. 8:30 PM, 31.12. 7:00 PM, 01.01. 4:00 PM & 8.30 PM

Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

4. Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Austrian capital. Whether you're a music aficionado or simply curious, you're sure to enjoy the tremendous acoustics within the cathedral walls. Choose from famous classical or Christmas shows for an elegant concert in Vienna. Admire the jewels of classical music at St. Stephen's Cathedral, where W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn once played. Listen to the great works of European composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, even during Christmas time (if option selected). Celebrate Schubert's 225th birthday with a fitting performance in his beautiful hometown. Commemorate the 175th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s death with a performance of his oratorio about the story of the biblical prophet Elijah, one of the composer's best-known works. Listen to a concert on the new Giant Organ (if organ concert option selected) with mighty sounds from more than 12,000 pipes, one of the biggest organ units of Europe. Hear world-class organists play a wide-ranging program with masterful virtuosity in the central nave of the church.

Vienna: Entry Tickets to Mozart and Strauss Concert

5. Vienna: Entry Tickets to Mozart and Strauss Concert

Hear the finest Viennese pieces performed by the Salonorchester Alt Wien orchestra in Vienna's Kursalon music hall. Upgrade to the VIP experience for premium seating and a glass of wine. Spend an evening listening to the unique program of the most celebrated compositions by the "waltz-king" Johann Strauss and that most brilliant exponent of Viennese Classicism, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played by the renowned Salonorchester Alt Wien. Experience one of the best-known performances of classic Viennese music at this fabulous concert in the world capital of music. Lose yourself in an evening full of Viennese charm as you hear virtuosic musicians, opera singers, and enchanting Ballet soloists. From the lusty sounds of the waltz and the polka to the dramatic arias and duets, listen to the best operatic works and concertos, by two of the world's greatest composers, performed by artists at the highest pinnacle of excellence.

Vienna: Classical Concert at Mozarthaus

6. Vienna: Classical Concert at Mozarthaus

Witness the Mozart Ensemble Vienna and enjoy a moving and unforgettable concert at Mozart's first house in Vienna, Mozarthaus. Hear music from the Viennese Classical Period, including Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, and more. Step into Vienna’s historic city center, near both St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg, and enter the Sala Terrena at Mozarthaus Vienna. Built as part of the monastery of the German Knightly Order in the second half of the 12th century, view the refined architecture and ornate frescos of the Sala Terrena. Walk in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who lived in the monastery in 1781, and hear his symphonies where he used to play. Experience Viennese classical music in an authentic setting and let the night drift by as the Mozart Ensemble Vienna performs.

Vienna: Concert in Kursalon with Dinner

7. Vienna: Concert in Kursalon with Dinner

Experience an incredible evening in classic style and enjoy the most beautiful compositions of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Enjoy the whole repertoire of classical music and admire the excellent opera singers and fascinating ballet soloists. Begin the evening with a 3-course meal in the in-house restaurant "Das Johann" and enjoy the Salonorchester of Old Vienna's music in the Kursalon. Hear beautiful operettas and impressive solo concerts by the 2 best composers in the world, performed with incredible artistry. 

Vienna: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

8. Vienna: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna with entry tickets to the Classic Ensemble Vienna concert. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, and many more. Step inside St. Peter's Church, built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you here with an evening of classical music. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach, and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribable ambiance of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

9. Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

Enjoy a classical concert by a string ensemble of musicians from renowned Viennese orchestras. The program includes complete works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven or Schubert, played on period instruments and therefore recreating the atmosphere of the golden age of the Viennese Classic Era. St. Anne's Church ( Annakirche), the concert venue, is located in the heart of Vienna and is considered an architectural masterpiece with splendid acoustics and Baroque ambiance. Vienna is widely known as the capital of music. Enjoy a live performance in the city of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven. The church is heated during the cold months.

Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

10. Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide: At the Mozarthaus Vienna, visitors can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he lived from 1784 to 1787 and composed more music than anywhere else. Around this flat, a comprehensive presentation of the times in which Mozart lived and of his most important works, spread over three exhibition levels, awaits Mozart fans, young and old, from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the great composer’s Vienna years, which represent the peak of his creative achievement. Make sure to get a free Audioguide to discover Mozarthaus Vienna. In addition to the permanent exhibition, a special exhibition also takes place in the Mozarthaus Vienna, which changes each year and is included in the price of admission. Every Sunday an additional, 30-minute free tour of the highlights of the Mozarthaus Vienna is available (only with valid entrance tickets).  Music Combo Ticket: Mozarthaus Vienna and Haus der Musik: Together with the interactive Haus der Musik, the Mozarthaus Vienna offers the “Mozart & More” combo ticket, ideal for music fans. Embark on a journey of discovery into the world of Mozart and music. The Haus der Musik in Vienna is a modern, interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. The 6 floors of the historical palace invite visitors to try out making music themselves. The Haus der Musik combines the past, present and future of music in an inspiring and exciting way.

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My family enjoyed a great concert in St. Anne’s church. The string quartet was magnificent and the church was gorgeous. The pews are not the most comfortable but it is a church after all.

The concert was really amazing and the setting couldn’t be better. The whole experience was certainly one of the highlights of my stay in Vienna. :)

I was in awe while watching the brilliant composer performing Vivaldi pieces in his own way, in this magnificent church. Highly recommend it!

Amazing! Would definitely recommend. food was excellent and the concert was breath taking!

Easy to pick up tickets, glad to order early as it was sold out show! Beautiful event.