The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s summer night concert at Schönbrunn Palace Park was a guarantee of a rainy evening. Gone are the days, when the weather was always warm and yesterday’s rain showers stopped just in time for the event to start. With dry feet, the best orchestra led by Latvian conductor Andris Nilssons put the musical heritage and cohesion of Europe at the center of the evening.

Summer night party in Schönbrunn

On Thursday evening the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s Summer Night Concert was held at Schönbrunn Palace Park with free admission and a multifaceted program led by Anders Nilssons.

Philharmonic board member Daniel Froschauer initially asserted that this “was completely under the sign of cooperation and respectful peace”. Traditionally for Europe, this music festival shone not only thanks to the music, but also thanks to the wonderful light show on the facade of the palace.

According to the organizers, about 65,000 classical music fans were not deterred by previous heavy rains and used the free entry to enjoy the culture. This was lower than in the record year 2018, when there were 104,500 guests – but of course much more than in the previous year, when the pandemic had to be guaranteed to a maximum of 3,000.


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