About the Event
Be enchanted by an extraordinary concert by the Vienna Residence Orchestra, presented in Vienna's most magnificent historic concert venues. Immerse yourself in the magical melodies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, complemented by the masterful works of Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven.
The renowned Vienna Residence Orchestra (WRO) looks back on a rich tradition. Not only the ensemble itself, but also its outstanding soloists are sought‐after guests in the most renowned concert halls worldwide and enchant thousands of music enthusiasts every year with their performances of Viennese classical music in the Austrian capital.
Characteristic of the WRO is the unmistakable Viennese sound, which has become world‐famous especially through the strings of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. It is this sound quality, combined with the burning passion to present classical music in an authentic yet accessible way, that gives the orchestra its unique status.
With the Vienna Residence Orchestra, experience a soulful tribute to the musical genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, be swept away by the lively melodies of Johann Strauss' waltzes, delight in the light playfulness of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and feel the sublime power of Ludwig van Beethoven's compositions.
The venue is wheelchair‐accessible. — please inform us if you need help for wheelchair users.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Selected Works
- Johann Strauss – Selected Works
The Auersperg Palace is one of the oldest Baroque palaces in Vienna. Built between 1706 and 1710, the Palace has a long and varied musical tradition. Originally known as Palais Rosenkavalier, the palace was built for Hieronymus Capece de Rofrano, immortalised by Strauss in 'Der Rosenkavalier'. From 1749, Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen rented the palace as his winter residence, hiring official court conductors including Gluck to direct weekly music courses and regular performances. Mozart conducted 'Idomeneo' here, and the grand halls witnessed many significant musical events. During the Second World War, members of the Auersperg family lived in the palace, and hid members of the resistance on the premises. Now privately owned, the state rooms are used for concerts, many featuring the Vienna Residence Orchestra as part of the 'Wiener Klassik' concert series, one of the most popular events in the city.