The philharmonic orchestra consists of about 120 musicians who are students from all faculties, music students, alumni and hobby musicians. These musicians alternate and play in various projects across the academic year. The orchestra plays mainly works from the Romantic period and additional chamber music projects with a baroque and modern repertoire are also offered. We especially emphasize on sectional rehearsals for strings, woodwinds and brass and ensure the constant musical growth of the orchestra.
Two concerts with the music of John Williams from Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and much more will be played in April 2022 at the Vienna Musikverein. There will also be two concerts with Beethoven’s 7th symphony.
In the last year Mahler’s 2nd symphony was performed at the Wiener Musikverein. We also had several concerts with Mozart’s Requiem at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, as well as Bruckner’s “Mass in E minor”.
Other recent projects were “La Mer” by Claude Debussy, “Daphnis et Chloe” Suite No. 2 by Maurice Ravel, “The World of Opera” with overtures and opera choruses, and “Masterpieces of Russian Music” as well as a chamber music project with the Mass in B minor by J.S. Bach. The previous projects included Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Richard Strauss’s Also sprach Zarathustra, Taillefer and Metamorphosen, Gustav Mahler’s 8th symphony, Bruckner’s 4th and 8th symphonies and the Verdi Requiem, as well as the European premieres of Vijay Upadhyaya’s 1st and 2nd Symphonies.
We are mainly looking for violas and double basses, but all musicians are welcome and can audition in October.
Rehearsals: Monday 7.30 – 10 p.m. BIG lecture hall