Activities of the World Orchestra Festival

20th – 23rd July 2017, Vienna


  


20th July


Opening Ceremony in front of the City Hall of Vienna

 


In the afternoon, the Opening Ceremony is planned to take place in front of the famous City Hall of Vienna, which was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Neo-Gothic style and built between 1872 and 1883 (http://www.wien.gv.at/english/cityhall) and is one of the most important buildings in Vienna.
Note: All orchestras are welcome to attend the opening ceremony as audience.

 

 

20th July

Special Concerts



After the Opening Ceremony, there will be a Special Concert in front of the City Hall of Vienna. Under the requests of orchestras, there could be also further special concerts in and around Vienna.
Note: orchestras can apply for performance in the concert. The concert will be shared with other orchestras.



21st July

Workshops at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna



Workshops will be organized 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 and also vice-president of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, with other music experts and educators will coach the orchestras with different themes and techniques.
Note: All orchestras can apply for getting workshops.

 



21st July 

Special Concerts


In the afternoon of July 21st, a further Special Concert will take place in front of the City Hall of Vienna. Under the requests of orchestras, there could be also further special concerts in and around Vienna.

Note: orchestras can apply for performance in the concert. The concert will be shared with other orchestras.



22nd July

Competition at MuTh - the Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall


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 Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall “MuTh”. For details please read the chapter “Celebration and Competition”.



22nd July

Music Forum at MuTh - the Vienna Boys Choir Concert Hall



The Festival Artistic Committee will hold a music forum for all participants of the festival. The experts will talk and discuss about the music and its history in Vienna, under which for example about the history of the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, its artistic structure, rehearsal technique and program repertoire, its special presentation of the Viennese style music, its secrecy to keep the orchestra as an Viennese orchestra of world top level, etc.
Note: all orchestras are welcome to attend the music forum as audience.



22nd July

       

Music Dinner and Party


In the evening, a dinner and party will be organized to give all participants to refresh, to play music, to sing, to dance and celebrate together. A great chance to make new friends from other countries. An Austrian folk music group will accompany through the night.

Note: all orchestras are welcome to the dinner and party. Application in advance is necessary.



23rd July
Gala concert at the famous Golden Hall


The rehearsals and gala concert will take place in the famous Golden Hall of Musikverein where the famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place every year (http://www.musikverein.at/startseite.asp). It will be one of the highlights of the festival and give the orchestra members an unforgettable memory.
Note: all orchestras can apply for performance at the Vienna Concert Hall



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