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New Year's Concert

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra celebrates its traditional New Year's Concert in Vienna at the wonderful Palais Liechtenstein. Enjoy this unique atmosphere with the famous and beloved compositions by Johann Strauss .

Founded in 1971, 75 of the best musicians from all the major Vienna orchestras grouped together und the conductor Gert Hofbauer to form the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra. Hofbauer and his musicians have made it their task to make the works of Johann Strauss and Mozart accessible to an audience around the world.

The success speaks for itself: domestic and foreign radio and television productions, international engagements in symphonic concerts and recordings with renowned Opera Singers made the orchestra known and famous.

  • January 2023

New Year's Concert in Vienna and the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

Ringing in the new year in Vienna, the cosmopolitan city of music! The Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein and the magnificent melodies of the Strauss dynasty immediately come to mind. The Viennese waltz in particular has informed and enchanted Vienna since the 19th century.

In the beautiful Hercules Hall of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace, which impresses not only with and exquisite marble, but above all with a unique fresco by Andrea Pozzo, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and its guests celebrate the turning of the year.

Exciting waltzes, overtures and polkas by the Strauss brothers and Franz von Suppés are on the program. Four renowned opera singers will thrill audiences with arias, duets, and quartets by Franz Lehár, Johann Strauss Jr, and Emmerich Kálmán.

The New Year's Concert has a rich tradition in Vienna and since the 1980s the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra also celebrates the turn of the year with wonderfully swinging waltz sounds.


Vienna Hofburg Orchestra - New Year’s Concert - what to expect:

The concert:
The New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra lasts 90 minutes, with no break. The program consists mostly of music by Johann Strauss. For example the “Viennese Blood Waltz”, the “Blue Danube Waltz” and music from the operetta “The Bat”.

The venue:
The beautiful Hercules Hall of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace is where the... Vienna Hofburg Orchestra will perform their New Year’s Concert. Freshly renovated, it is a truly magnificent building in Vienna. The ceiling of Hercules Hall features a unique fresco by Andrea Pozzo and the Hall itself is gilded with marble and gold.
This is one of the rare opportunities where it is possible to experience a classical concert in this historic location.
The Liechtenstein Palace is located in Vienna’s 9th district, and easy reachable with streetcar line “D”.

In most of the historical concert locations in Vienna there are no numbered seats. You will be seated by the evening personnel within your category. If you booked your tickets together you will always be seated together. The evening box opens 1 hour minutes before the concert starts. We advise to be on time.

There is no strict dress code for the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra, although smart casual is recommended.

Orchestra Size and cast of the Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra:
The Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra is a Symphony Orchestra, that means they perform with 30 - 40 musicians, accompanied by Opera Singers, Ballet and led by a conductor.

Cancellation policy:
Full refunds are available until one week before the day of the concert. Thereafter a cancellation fee of 50% will be charged. All cancellations must be received in written form.

Information for people with disabilities:
Elevator available.

Covid 19 Safety measures:
From 19th November 2021 admission is only possible in compliance with the Green Pass regulation, you have to be either vaccinated or recovered.
Every guest will have to bring a FFP2 Mask that must be worn to the seat when entering the premises.
The instructions of the staff must be followed.
Please note the given control systems.



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Vienna Hofburg Orchestra at the stairs of Palais Liechtenstein
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Liechtenstein Garden Palace Entrance
Liechtenstein Garden Palace Entrance
Concert Hall at Liechtenstein Garden Palace
Concert Hall at Liechtenstein Garden Palace
Vienna Hofburg Orchestra - behind the Scenes
Vienna Hofburg Orchestra - behind the Scenes
Vienna Hofburg Orchestra New Year's Concert
Vienna Hofburg Orchestra New Year's Concert
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