Vienna Concert-Verein

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
7:30 PM

Philippe Entremont, Music Director

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The Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra has achieved international stature performing a subscription concert series at Vienna's Musikverein for more than twenty years. Members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra founded the Vienna Concert-Verein in 1987. Its repertoire ranges from orchestral works of the Viennese classical composers to contemporary Austrian music. Since its inception, the Vienna Concert-Verein Orchestra has given successful world premiere performances of over sixty-five works by contemporary Austrian composers.

The orchestra has toured in Asia and Europe and is a welcome guest orchestra at music festivals and concert halls such as the Wiener Festwochen, the Bregenz Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Dubrovnik Festival, the Mozart Festival Wurzburg, the Oldenburger Promenade Concerts, the Mozart Festival Augsburg, the Prague Autumn, the Ljubljana Festival, the Vienna Klangbogen, the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, the Santorini International Music Festival, the European Festival Weeks in Passau, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, at Lisinski Concert Hall in Croatia, and with the Berlin Philharmonie.

The Orchestra's collaboration with contemporary composers is unique in Austria. It has been presenting the works of contemporary Austrian composers in a high-profile concert series in the Vienna Musikverein, which has been running since 1993.

"This orchestra is at such a high standard and leaves so many others behind that an exceptional conductor is needed to elicit more expression and feeling, to challenge the musicians to even greater heights." – Passauer Neue Presse

"The outstanding musicians of the Concert-Verein... brought such refined sound qualities to the music and made it so fascinating , innovative, and unique that the audience was left breathless." – Austrian newspaper Vorarlberger Nachrichten

"The musicians of the Wiener Concert-Verein played with such enthusiasm that their musical spark soon set fire to the overflowing audience... they played in a brilliant and outstanding way..." – Hong Kong newspaper The Standard

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