Activities of the World Orchestra Festival

July 28th - August 1st 2021, Vienna


  


22nd July


Opening Ceremony in the Concert Hall of Vienna

 



In the afternoon, the Opening Ceremony is planned to take place in the famous Concert Hall of Vienna where the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Wiener Singakademie and the Klangforum Wien have their residence (https://konzerthaus.at).

Note: all orchestras are welcome to attend the opening ceremony as audience.




22nd July 


First Meeting and Dinner of the Orchestral Representatives



In the evening, the Festival Committee invites the representatives of each orchestra to join in the first meeting with dinner at an typical Viennese style Heuriger restaurant: "Weingut Mayer am Pfarrplatz", where Ludwig van Beethoven lived and composed his famous Symphony No. 9.

Note: only orchestra representatives should attend this event. Application in advance is necessary!




23rd-25th  July


Special Concerts


During these 3 days, there will be a series of Special Concerts in and around the city of Vienna. Top venues like MuTh concert hall, Votiv Church and Square of the City Hall of Vienna, etc. Also, small towns around Vienna provide Austrian flair for the concerts.

Note: all orchestras can apply for performance at one of such concerts. Each orchestras has chance to perform individually on the stage. The whole concert will be shared with other orchestras.




23rd-24th July


Workshops at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna


Workshops will be provided at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna which is one of the most famous music universities in the world. Univ.-Prof. Helmut Zehetner, the president of the Artistic Committee of the World Orchestra Festival, member of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, together with other music experts and educators will coach the orchestras with different themes and techniques.

Note: all orchestras can apply for one of the workshops.




23rd-24th July

Workshops at the Music Guards of The Austrian Armed Forces


Workshops will be provided at the music guards of The Austrian Armed Forces (at the Maria-Theresien-Kaserne). Colonel Mag. Bernhard Heher, head of the music guards, and his colleagues will coach wind orchestras with Austrian music works and methods.

Note: all wind orchestras can apply for one of the workshops.




25th July

       

Competition at MuTh Concert Hall - the residence of the Vienna Boys Choir


Orchestras participating in the category “Competition” will make their debuts in front of the international jury, consisting of world well-known orchestral conductors and educators. The competition will take place at the Concert Hall “MuTh” of the Vienna Boys Choir. For details please read the chapter “Celebration and Competition”.

Note: all orchestras can apply for participating at the competition.



22nd-26th July


Music Dinner and Celebration


Music connects countries! On request of orchestras, dinner and party will be organized to refresh, to perform, to dance and to celebrate with other orchestras together. A great chance to make new friends with other orchestras!

Note: Request in advance is necessary.




26th July


Gala concerts at the famous Golden Hall of Musikverein


The rehearsals and gala concerts will take place at the famous Golden Hall of the Musikverein in the afternoon and evening, where the famous New Year's Concert of the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is broadcasted each year to the world (https://www.musikverein.at). It will be one of the highlights of the festival and give the orchestra members an unforgettable memory. Each orchestra has the chance to perform on this grandiose stage alone and impress the Austrian and international guests.

Note: all orchestras are welcome to perform at the Gala Concert. Each orchestra has chance to perform individually on the stage. The whole concert will be shared with other orchestras.




26th July

Attendance as audience at the Gala concert in the Golden Hall


Learn from each other at the festival! 
The gala concerts provide valuable chances for the festival participants to learn each other! Complimentary concert tickets are available for festival participants to attend the gala concerts as audience and to learn from other orchestras! Please ask the festival organizer to reserve these tickets for your orchestra members!

Note: all orchestras can apply for getting the complimentary concert tickets. The total number of these complimentary tickets is limited! The rule of “first come, first take” applies!



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