Music Celebrations International would like to invite your ensemble to perform in the Beethoven 250 Orchestra Festival in Vienna as part of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration taking place throughout Germany and Austria. Select orchestras will be featured in performance in Vienna’s historic Musikverein. All participating orchestras are selected by application process through Music Celebrations.

 

Vienna, affectionately known as the “Capital of Classical Music”, holds a special place in the hearts of musicians as it was here where composers like Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven established their musical careers. Beethoven said of this city, “Perhaps heaven will permit me not to have to give up Vienna as my permanent abode.” Countless other composers and musicians have at one point called Vienna home as it has continued to embrace its musical tradition and propel classical music into the present day and future.

 

Highlights of Vienna include the majestic Schönbrunn Palace, Burgkapelle (home of the Vienna Boys Choir), Vienna City Cemetery, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Beethoven’s apartment in Heilgenstadt, and much more! There is no better place in the world to celebrate Beethoven’s historic 250th birthday than Vienna and the Musikverein!

Musikverein

The Musikverein is a world-renowned venue located in the heart of Vienna and home to the Vienna Philharmonic. Due to its highly regarded acoustics, the Musikverein is considered one of the finest concert halls in the world. For over 146 years, the concert hall has hosted countless stars of classical music. Construction spanned over a three-year period and was made possible through an historic decree by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1857. Inspired by classical Greek architecture, the Musikverein is considered as the most beautiful concert building in the world.

Itinerary

Day One: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

  • Depart via scheduled air service to Vienna, Austria

 

Day Two: Thursday, June 25

  • Arrive in Vienna
  • Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to awaiting chartered motorcoach
  • Stop at the Vienna City Cemetery to visit the graves of Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, Schubert and the Mozart Memorial
  • Take a short panoramic tour of Vienna that acquaints visitors with the main attractions and landmarks
  • Late afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner included, and overnight

 

Day Three: Friday, June 26

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Half-day guided tour of Historical Vienna includes the Ringstráße, Imperial Palace, State Opera, Town Hall, Burgkapelle (home of the Vienna Boys Choir), Palace Stables, Strauß Monument, and entrance to Schönbrunn Palace, built by the Hapsburgs in imitation of Versailles
  • Lunch, on own
  • Afternoon half-day guided tour of Musical Vienna includes entrance to the Haus der Musik (House of Music), a modern interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. This tour also includes the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic, which is part of the House of Music, and the Beethoven Heligenstadt apartment
  • Evening dinner included, and overnight

 

Day Four: Saturday, June 27

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Rehearsal in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein
  • Excursion to Kahlenberg to walk the Beethoven trail, and visit the Vienna woods
  • Lunch, on own
  • Next, visit the Pasqualati House (Beethoven residence) and Museum
  • Evening dinner included, and overnight

 

Day Five: Sunday, June 28

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Warm-up in the Grand Hall of the Musikverein
  • Lunch, on own
  • Afternoon time at leisure
  • Evening dinner included
  • Festival Concert at Musikverein in Vienna
  • Overnight at the hotel

 

Day Six: Monday, June 29

  • Breakfast included at the hotel
  • Excursion to Eisenstadt. Everything in Eisenstadt reminds one of the brilliant composer Franz Joseph Haydn. Entrance is included to Esterhazy Palace with its Haydnsaal, where many of Haydn’s works were premiered, and also to Haydn’s House, which is now a museum
  • Lunch, on own
  • Afternoon return to Vienna for afternoon time at leisure
  • Evening Farewell Dinner included, and overnight

 

Day Seven: Tuesday, June 30

  • Breakfast included at the hotel, followed by check-out
  • Transfer to the Vienna Airport for return flight home

Itinerary Extensions

6 Nights / 8 Days

2 Nights in Prague
4 Nights in Vienna

6 Nights / 8 Days

2 Nights in Salzburg
4 Nights in Vienna

8 Nights / 10 Days

2 Nights in Salzburg
4 Nights in Vienna
2 Nights in Prague

More Orchestra Festivals Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Capital Orchestra Festival

WASHINGTON, DC

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Viennese Masters Orchestra Invitational

NEW YORK CITY

Carnegie Hall

Complete this form or contact info@musiccelebrations.com for more details!