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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2021

Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert under the direction of a guest conductor at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace (pictured).
Courtesy of Max Parovsky
Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert under the direction of a guest conductor at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace (pictured).

Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at 6 p.m. on KPBS / On Demand

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GREAT PERFORMANCES premieres "Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2021."

Each summer, the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic is joined by a guest soloist to perform an enchanting open-air concert under the direction of a guest conductor from the magnificent gardens of Vienna's Imperial Schonbrunn Palace.

Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert under the direction of a guest conductor at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace.
Courtesy of Lois Lammerhuber
Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert under the direction of a guest conductor at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace.

For the first time, the concert will be conducted by Daniel Harding, with piano virtuoso Igor Levit as soloist. Under the theme of "Wanderlust (Yearning for Distant Places)," compositions by Bernstein, Verdi, Rachmaninov, Sibelius, Elgar, Debussy and Holst will be performed.

Conductor Daniel Harding
Courtesy of © Julian Hargreaves
Conductor Daniel Harding

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Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert under the direction of a guest conductor at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace (pictured).
Courtesy of Max Parovsky
Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert under the direction of a guest conductor at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace (pictured).