PHILHARMONIC OF VIENNA
Philharmonic Vienna is an international orchestra based in Vienna.
Its members, all professional musicians, come from 30 nations of
different continents. It was on the 25th September 1994, under its
chief conductor Richard Edlinger, that the United Philharmonic
presented itself for the first time to the public. Both the audience
and the press were highly impressed by its performance.
To interpret art on
top level is one ambition of the United Philharmonic Vienna in order
to offer its audience enjoyment of music an high professional
performance. At the same time, the Orchestra organizes its concerts
for the sake of promoting tolerance and peace between the peoples.
Therefore, the programs always take into account topics which
reflect the current demands of the international community and go
beyond mere artistic ambitions.
The success of the
Orchestra manifests itself in its fruitful cooperation with guest
conductors and solo musicians (P. Domingo, A. Kirchschlager; I.
Raimondi, T. Miteva etc.). One of the main events was the open air
concert with the Spanish tenor Placido Domingo in the capital of
Tyrol, Innsbruck, in August 1995. A year later another concert
followed at the city hall of Vienna. A special series of concerts at
the renowned Vienna Concert House gave the United Philharmonic
Vienna the opportunity to present its wide spectrum of programs,
ranging form the Vienna classic to 20th century classical music. The
Orchestra in fact pays special attention to living composers. During
the festival "wien modem 95" the first performance of Francis Burt's
oratorium "Und Gott der Herr sprach" took place.
invitations abroad confirm the popularity of this new member among
the great Philharmonic orchestras.