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Summer Sounds at Schloss Grafenegg: Symphonic Jazz

Grafenegg, Grafenegg Wolkenturm — Wolkenturm Open Air

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About the Event

George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, distinguished figures in 20th century American music, exemplify the unique fusion of sophistication and entertainment that captivated the world. Both hailing from Russian‐Jewish immigrant families, they drew inspiration from a diverse range of influences such as spirituals, ragtime, blues, and jazz. Notably, they also ventured into composing for stage and film, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Another prominent figure in this genre is Duke Ellington, who, born only half a year after Gershwin, revolutionized jazz like few others. On the other hand, Iain Farrington, a British artist born in 1977, effortlessly encompasses the laid‐back sound of the Big Band era. Together, these brilliant musicians create an evening of music that is both cool and fiery, existing entirely within the realm of "Symphonic Jazz." Accompanied by the exceptional talents of Wayne Marshall and the versatile players of the Tonkunstler Orchestra, this promises to be a truly memorable event.

Practical Information

Concert starts at 20:00

For clients who have booked inclusive bus transfer:

Departure Vienna Musikverein, corner Bösendorferstraße/Canovagasse: 240 minutes before the concert begins

Return from Grafenegg: approx. 15 minutes after the end of the concert

Journey time approx. 55 min


  • Iain Farrington – «A party for Auntie»
  • George Gershwin – Rhapsody for piano and orchestra No. 2
  • Duke Ellington – «Harlem» (Bearbeitung für Orchester: Luther Henderson und Maurice Peress)
  • Leonard Bernstein – Divertimento for Orchestra
  • Leonard Bernstein – On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite
Program is subject to change


Orchestra: Tonkünstler‐Orchester Niederösterreich

The Tonkünstler‐Orchester Niederösterreich is an Austrian orchestra based in Vienna and St. Pölten, Lower Austria.

Conductor: Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is a prominent international conductor, solo pianist and virtuoso organist. Acclaimed for his interpretations of 20th century American composers such as Gershwin and Bernstein, he has been the Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi since 2007. As guest conductor he works with UK orchestras as well as Accademia di Santa Cecilia, RAI Torino, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Vienna Radio, Swedish Radio, Sydney Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Maggio Musicale. Organist‐in‐residence at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, he has played in many of the world's most esteemed concert halls.


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