IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AUSTRIA

December 22, 2022

The Sound of Christmas

An arc of Christmas sounds from Vienna to Hollywood presented by

Ildikó Raimondi (soprano), Thomas Gansch (trumpet), Péter Somodari (violoncello), Ieva Pranskuté (violin), Mislav Brajković (violoncello), Zita Elisabeth Kalakatroni (soprano) and the Ensemble Koinonia; Conductor: Ernst Theis

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Welcome

to the Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra Austria, the Viennese specialists for fascinating film music and appealing Viennese classical music. Immerse yourself in our enchanting world of sound - at one of our public orchestra concerts in the Golden Musikvereinssaal. Or hire one of our ensembles for your corporate event or private celebration.

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About Us

The Orchestra

The IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA is considered one of the best Austrian orchestras for film and classical music. The ensemble of renowned musicians from Viennese and international orchestras forms a unique body of sound. A body of sound that is committed to the special "genius loci" of Vienna as a city of music.

For almost all the most important musicians and composers in history have lived and worked in this cultural metropolis in the heart of Europe: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, the waltz king Johann Strauss, Mahler, Schönberg and many more.

And it is by no means a coincidence that a great, if not the greatest composer of international film music was a Viennese: Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Repertoire

The IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA aims to bring breathtaking music to audiences around the world - especially the great works from the vast genre of film music.

Our repertoire includes classics from flicks such as "Forrest Gump", "Jurassic Park", "The Lion King", "E.T." and "The Sound of Music". In addition, we are happy to offer classical music highlights - such as Mozart and Strauss - on request.

Our goal is to enchant young and old and to offer audiences music that is worth listening to and that goes straight to the heart.

Booking

From quartets to symphonic ensembles: we provide the musical framework for all events. Book us.

The IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA can be booked for large and small events in all kinds of venues - from gala or benefit concerts in a large concert hall to private matinees in a small setting.

If you have any questions about the ensemble, booking or repertoire, or anything else concerning the musical setting of your event - please do not hesitate to contact us.

Musikverein

The Musikverein - our musical "home"

Every year in December we present our traditional Christmas concert - in the most famous concert hall in the world: the "Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein". We also welcome the New Year there every January - with a lively programme featuring highlights by waltz king Johann Strauss & Co.

History of the Viennese Musikverein

In Vienna, when people speak of the "Wiener Musikverein", often simply the "Musikverein", they usually mean the world-famous concert hall. However, the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde" (Society of Friends of Music), which owns the building, is sometimes also referred to as such in the city.

This association built the building on land donated by Emperor Franz Joseph and opened it on 6 January 1870. The heart of the Vienna Musikverein is the magnificent "Golden Hall", in which a historic organ was installed by the Austrian firm Rieger in 1907. In 2001, the building was renovated and expanded to include several rehearsal and concert halls.

Not only its magnificent décor, but above all its acoustics have made the Goldener Musikvereinssaal one of the three best concert halls in the world - along with that of Symphony Hall in Boston and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

The Goldener Musikvereinssaal is 48 metres long, 19 metres wide and 18 metres high, has more than 1,700 seats and 300 standing places and is known all over the world, among other things, because the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which is based here, presents its unique "New Year's Concert" every year on New Year's morning.

Our concert hall “ Musikverein Vienna-Golden Hall”
Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

Our Conductors

Karl Korak

Since 1979 engagement as musician in the Viennese Theater company “Vereinigte Bühnen Wien”.
Since 1990 Director of music conservatory lower Austria Since 1986 Art Director of “Vienna Mozart Orchestra”.
Busy concert activity at home and abroad, all over the world in different Orchestras and Chambermusic formations as a clarinet player and as conductor as well.
Expert in Film and Musical Genre. Career experience in this Genres for 30 years in the best musical Show Orchestra of Europe.

Education: University of music in Vienna: Diploma for concert performance with Distinction.
Diploma for instrumental pedagogics with distinction.
Studies for orchestra conducting Magister Artium in Music Ethnology Publications: “Das einzigartige Buch vom Edlertrio” (Austrian Music Ethology) Annual Book for Austrian Music Ethology: “Das Edler Trio” A contribution to history of popular Music in Austria in the second half of the 20th century.
Foreign Studies: 1976 foreign year in Eastman school of music New York with focus on orchestra conducting.

Ernst Theis

is an internationally sought-after Austrian conductor who has repeatedly made a name for himself owing to his versatility. Many important orchestras, such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, the Rhineland-Palatinate State Philharmonic Orchestra, and many others, repeatedly invite him to conduct programs that do not deal exclusively with the standard repertoire of symphony orchestras. The concert "The Sound of Christmas" is keeping with the broad artistic profile of the artist, who regularly conducts in major concert halls such as the Philharmonie Cologne, the Nikolaisaal Berlin/Potsdam or the Philharmonie Essen. He has recently been able to successfully celebrate his debuts at the renowned Gewandhaus Leipzig and, as recently as April this year, at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. In June 2023 he will conduct the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin for the first time. Learn more about Ernst Theis on his personal website www.ernsttheis.com

What They Say About Us

There are moments of unearthly beauty as well as magical sensations that I lived in The Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra! Extremly Impressed!

Carol Lostof
Carol Lostof

The orchestra is excellent lead by a highly talented Conductor. he has showcased a wide variety of repertoire this past year including contemporary music and chamber concerts. The orchestra has a high standard for a community orchestra and showcases talent in all of the sections.

Jack Muller
Jack Muller

Gallery

Video

Our Demo Video

The demo shows members of the orchestra and demonstrates a piece of popular film music. Whoever knows the famous movie Forrest Gump might recognize the music in the video.

 

Video

Somewhere In My Memory

Somewhere In My Memory-„Home Alone“ IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA “ THE VIPH’s”

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Christmas Festival

„CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL” Imperial Philharmonic Orchestra

Concerts

Our Concerts

Russia, Moscow

04.12.2021
AUTUMN WITH VIENNESE CLASSIC

Other Concerts in Russia
03.12.2021-05.12.2021

Austria

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

22.12.2021
CHRISTMAS WITH THE IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Austria

MUSIKVEREIN GOLDENER SAAL

03.01.2022
NEW YEAR’S OPENING WITH THE IMPERIAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Contact

Contact

Address

A-1080 Vienna,Florianigasse 20,
Vienna, Austria.

Email

info@imperial-orchester.com

Phone

+43 664 2456 302

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