Treat your ears to classical sounds in the city’s most beautiful concert halls.
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Millions of music fans around the world consider the Musikverein to be one of the most traditional concert houses, playing host to artists of the very highest caliber. The building on Karlsplatz is reminiscent of a temple, built in the historicized style with columns, gables and reliefs.
From its Golden Hall, the annual New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is broadcast to the world on television.
The other 364 days of the year at the Musikverein are also packed with concerts of the highest quality, and the venue has long been more than just a temple to classical music. Since 2004, there have been the Four New Halls: The Glass Hall, the Metal Hall, the Stone Hall and the Wood Hall.
The programs here focus on the presentation of next-generation artists. For example, the internationally sought-after soprano Anna Prohaska made her debut here in the Glass Hall. Young audiences like to assemble in the Metal Hall, where the children's concerts of the KlingKlang and Agathes Wunderkoffer series are held.
Jazz is as much at home in the Four New Halls as the spoken word – actors, authors and musicians read from their own works, tell stories or speak on musical topics.
Another focal point of cultural life is the Wiener Konzerthaus in the atmospheric Art Nouveau style. Its musical bandwidth encompasses not only the classical repertoire, but also ranges from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque to Jazz, World and the progressive tones of the present day.
The programs were varied from the very beginning: the Konzerthaus was opened in 1913 with a festival concert attended by Emperor Franz Joseph I. The Wiener Concertverein played a contemporary commissioned piece by Richard Strauss and then Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. This combination of modern, classical and international still characterizes the musical offering here today.
The popular Resonanzen and Wien Modern festivals are also held in the Konzerthaus each year.
In addition to these two renowned concert halls, there are at least another twelve further event halls where goods music can also be heard.
Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.
All halls accessible via elevator, inner ramp.
2 elevators from ground floor (door width: 90 cm, cabin depth: 190 and 140 cm, cabin width: 94 cm).
Wheelchair seats: 18 in the Grand Hall, 6 in the Mozart Hall, 3 in the Schubert Hall and 4 in the Berio Hall. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (by prior arrangement).
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