The Concerts at the Schoenbrunn Palace take you on a nostalgic trip to emperial Vienna, as you listen to a fine selection of Mozart and Strauss at the lovely Orangery Schoenbrunn.
Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra
The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna is a traditional Viennese chamber orchestra, formed in 1994. Besides the concerts at the Orangery Schoenbrunn, the orchestra has given many sold-out concerts across the world, including Japan, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Denmark.
The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra is accompanied by two opera singers, a soprano and a baritone, and two ballet-dancers in authentic costumes.
In late autumn and in winter the concert will be performed by the Schoenbrunn Chamber Ensemble.
The Schoenbrunn Orangery was built around 1750. The name reflects the original use of the building as a place where citrus trees were housed during the cold winters. In the 18th century, however, an orangery was not just a greenhouse but a symbol of prestige and wealth, and a venue for concerts and parties.
During many decades, royals and aristocrats enjoyed themselves at lavish parties here at the Schoenbrunn Orangery. Emperor Joseph II was especially fond of holding celebrations in the Orangery with festively-decorated banqueting tables, ranks of flowering plants and illuminations in the citrus trees.It was at the Orangerie Schoenbrunn, where the famous musical duel between Mozart and Salieri, took place (Mozart lost).
The Russian Crown Prince, the future Czar Paul, and Emperor Josef II dined at the Orangerie Schoenbrunn in the late fall of 1781.
After a thorough renovation in 1997, the former greenhouse was restored to its original beauty. The rear section of the Orangery still serves its original purpose, while the especially elegant front section is used for concerts and all kinds of festivities.
Concert and Dinner at Schoenbrunn
You can combine this classical concert with a first class dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz in Schoenbrunn. Dinner starts at 18:30, the concert at 20:30.>More Info