Carnival concert by the Wiener Symphoniker and the Vienna Boys’ Choir

12. 02. 2021

At 8.15 p.m. today (12 February) you are invited to an online concert by the Wiener Symphoniker (Vienna Symphony Orchestra) from the Great Hall of Vienna’s Konzerthaus, together with Swiss conductor Lorenzo Viotti and the Vienna Boys’ Choir, who will also be performing at this years 69th Ljubljana Festival. This is the eleventh in the Wiener Symphoniker’s cycle of Friday online concerts, which offer an opportunity to experience great works and hear the performers in conversation.

Principal conductor of Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Orchestra since the 2018/19 season, Lorenzo Viotti is chief conductor designate of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Dutch National Opera, posts he is due to take up in the coming season. He has worked with the Wiener Symphoniker since 2016. This season, in addition to today’s concert, he will appear with them in June in a concert of the early symphonies of Mahler and Beethoven.

The programme of today’s concert, with which the Wiener Symphoniker, Lorenzo Viotti and the Vienna Boys’ Choir will conjure up a lively Carnival atmosphere, includes works by Johann and Josef Strauss, Franz Lehár and Maurice Ravel.

The concert will be streamed on the Wiener Symphoniker website and on the orchestra’s Facebook page.


Franz Lehár: Overture to The Merry Widow
Josef Strauss: Matrosen-Polka [Sailors’ Polka], Op. 52
Johann Strauss II: Seid umschlungen, Millionen! [Be Embraced, You Millions!], waltz, Op. 443
Johann Strauss II: Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
Maurice Ravel:  La Valse, Poème chorégraphique pour orchestre