Orchestras

Vienna Philharmonic

Credit: Terry Linke

Introduction

There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. In the course of its over 160 year history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters must certainly be regarded as unique.

Askonas Holt has arranged concerts for the Vienna Philharmonic in the UK, Ireland and Scandanavia for many years now, including many appearances at the BBC Proms, with such an elevated roster of conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Franz Welser-Möst, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach and in 2004 with the conductor/vocalist Bobby McFerrin.


Introduction

There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. In the course of its over 160 year history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters must certainly be regarded as unique.

Askonas Holt has arranged concerts for the Vienna Philharmonic in the UK, Ireland and Scandanavia for many years now, including many appearances at the BBC Proms, with such an elevated roster of conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Franz Welser-Möst, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach and in 2004 with the conductor/vocalist Bobby McFerrin.