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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2022

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Night Concert
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Night Concert, Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

Premieres Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 + Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. on KPBS TV / On demand with PBS Video App

Conducted for the first time by Grammy Award-winning Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert returns to the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. Featuring French cellist Gautier Capuçon as a soloist performing Camille Saint-Säens' Concerto for Cello No. 1, the orchestra also performs a selection of works from classical composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Mykola Lysenko and more.

Gautier Capucon
Courtesy of Anoush Abrar
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Gautier Capucon

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2022 Preview

Musical Selections:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – “Leonore” Overture No. 3 
  • Mykola Lysenko – “Farewell” Waltz in C minor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No.1
Viennese Spirit Waltz from Vienna Philharmonic

Encores:

  • Myroslav Skoryk – “Melody” version for cello and orchestra
  • Georges Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 
  • Bedřich Smetana – “The Bartered Bride” Overture 
  • Antonin Dvorák – “Slavonic Dance” in E minor
  • Johann Strauss Jr. – “Viennese Blood” Waltz
Andris Nelsons by Marco Borggreve
Marco Borggreve
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Andris Nelsons, 2018

Noteworthy Facts:

  • Last year, Gautier Capuçon brought 27 music and dance students on tour with him to perform in 19 concerts as part of his musical odyssey, “Un été en France.”
  • The Vienna Philharmonic has an annual summer residency at the Salzburg Festival and performs more than 50 concerts a year on its international tours.
  • The Vienna Philharmonic has performed its Summer Night Concert at the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens in Vienna since 2004.
Cellist Gautier Capuçon Plays Concerto for Cello No.1

Watch On Your Schedule:

The concert premieres Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app.

Credits:

A production of Wiener Philharmoniker and ORF in association with The WNET Group. For GREAT PERFORMANCES, John Walker is writer and Bill Kabel producer; Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.

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