Vienna Philharmonic resumes next week with Barenboim

Vienna Philharmonic resumes next week with Barenboim


norman lebrecht

May 27, 2020

The Musikvereinsaal has published a programme of events for the month of June.

Tickets go on sale today, but only 100 are permitted at any concert.

Visitors are required to wear masks. There will be no interval. Concerts will last 50-70 minutes.

Daniel Barenboim will conduct the opening Philharmonic concert and give two Beethoven recitals.

Muti and Welser-Möst will follow soon after.

Full details here.




  • Anonymous says:

    And how will the orchestra invoke self distancing?

  • Ms.Melody says:

    What are the economics of having a venue of this size open for 100 patrons?
    How much will they charge for tickets to make it even remotely worthwhile, unless it is strictly a PR gesture?
    Presumably, they will need support personnel to disinfect before and after, A/C on, etc.And, of course, there is the matter of protecting musicians and others backstage.
    Just wondering…

    • Tamino says:

      There is much more in that equation.
      The orchestra is fully paid anyway through the state.
      And there is a very big non-tangible factor of keeping a professional orchestra mentally focused and well practiced.

      • punchline says:

        the orchestra recieves no funding from the state whatsoever, the VPO is a private orchestra. the perfomers including the conductors waived their fees at these 3 concerts.

    • Brian viner says:

      Denial is worth over 48 million pounds at his age he should retire to Monaco
      And enjoy the nice weather and less tax to pay.

  • Brian viner says:

    Muti and Barenboim because of their ages are high risk they are brave men.