Christmas Concert - Hofburg Imperial Palace
25.12.2017 - 26.12.2017 | 20:30 | Hofburg - Festsaal
Quite rightfully, Vienna is called the ´Music Capital of the World´. The unique possibility to see the represantation rooms of the IMPERIAL PALACE (HOFBURG) is to attend a concert of the WIENER HOFBURG-ORCHESTER. The WIENER HOFBURG-ORCHESTER has pleasure to offer its guests an unforgettable Viennese evening with the famous and beloved compositions by the ´King of Waltz´ Johann Strauss son as well as arias of operas by W.A.Mozart.
30 years ago the musician and conductor Gert Hofbauer founded the ´WIENER HOFBURG-ORCHESTER´ which plays from April to October every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday compositions by Johann Strauss and W.A. Mozart. Performing will be an orchestra consisting of about 40 professsional musicians and international soloists of the Vienna State Opera.
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The Festsaal (Festival Hall)
A smaller hall leads to the grand Festival Hall, which was erected under Emperor Franz Joseph I. in 1908 and completed only in 1923.
The impressive ceiling frescos by the painter Schramm display Emperor Franz Josef I’s device: „Viribus Unitis“ (Latin = „with united forces“) and the reigning power Austria..
The center image shows Austria, surrounded by allegoric depictions of religion, justice, bravery, science, art, and agriculture. The 15 lunettes by Veith show significant rulers of the Habsburg dynasty.
Other octagon sections by the painter Stauffer include images of Commander Charles of Lorraine (Karl v. Lothringen), John Sobieski – King of Poland, Commander Prince Eugene of Savoy, State Chancellor Prince Kaunitz, and Prince Metternich.