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Philharmonic Orchestra

The philharmonic orchestra consists of about 120 musicians who are students from all faculties, music students, alumni and hobby musicians. These musicians alternate and play in various projects across the academic year. The orchestra plays mainly works from the Romantic period and additional chamber music projects with a baroque and modern repertoire are also offered. We especially emphasize on sectional rehearsals for strings, woodwinds and brass and ensure the constant musical growth of the orchestra. The orchestra plays 3-4 programs per academic year, which are performed in an average of 10 concerts in the Wiener Musikverein, in the Wiener Konzerthaus, in St. Stephen's Cathedral and in the main hall of the University of Vienna.

On November 23, the orchestra will play compositions for video games in the Musikverein. Thereafter, the preparation for two projects of the summer semester will begin - the 8th Symphony by Gustav Mahler, which will be played on May 19th and 20th, 2024 in the Konzerthaus and for the 200th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in June in the Musikverein.

In May 2023 "Ein Heldenleben" by Richard Strauss and in June 2023 "Ein Deutsches Requiem" by Johannes Brahms were performed. In December 2022, concerts with works by Richard Wagner and the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach (cantatas 1-4) as a chamber music project were played . In June 2022, concerts took place at the Musikverein in Vienna with music by John Williams from Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter. There were also two concerts of Ludwig van Beethoven's 7th Symphony.

Past projects included “La Mer” by Claude Debussy, “Daphnis et Chloe” by Maurice Ravel, The previous projects included Ludwig van Beethoven’s 3rd, 5th, 6th and 9th Symphonies, Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra”, Gustav Mahler’s 2nd, 5th and 8th symphonies, Anton Bruckner’s 4th and 8th symphonies and the Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi.

Chamber music projects were the Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Mass in E minor by Anton Bruckner and the “Metamorphosen” by Richard Strauss.

We have a generation change in our flute and oboe sections (preferably with English horn) and are looking for new musicians here. We are also primarily looking for trombones, violas, cellos and double basses, but all are welcome and can audition in October. Unfortunately we have no vacancy for clarinets in the coming term.

Rehearsals: Monday 7.30 – 10 p.m. BIG lecture hall
Rehearsal Rooms

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