Wiener Symphoniker Grätzl-Konzert


Sergei Prokofjew "Peter and the Wolf" Concert for families



In 2019, the Wiener Symphoniker will again go on tour through the districts of Vienna. To present their popular “Grätzl” or neighbourhood concerts, the Wiener Symphoniker will leave its traditional venues at the Wiener Konzerthaus and Musikverein and play for their audiences at new and partly unusual concert venues.

After the great success, which validated this type of format last year, the first dates for calendar year 2019 can now be announced. Among others, on 16th May 2019, the Orchestra will give a guest performance at event building Reaktor in district Hernals.

With its concert at the Reaktor, the orchestra of the City of Vienna, will primarily address young audiences, families with children from age six, and school classes: The programme will include Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf. There, popular host Marko Simsa will guide through the concert with plenty of humour, introduce the musical motifs relating to the characters in the story, and thus provide insights, in an entertaining manner, into in the possibilities of an orchestra and the special features of the individual solo instruments. The concerts will be directed by the conductor Patrick Hahn who at the same time will celebrate his debut with the Wiener Symphoniker.

As Orchestra of the city of Vienna the Wiener Symphoniker is committed to enriching the lives of all Viennese with its music. With more than 160 performances and concerts a year, it has always formed the backbone of musical life in the Austrian capital. Furthermore, thanks to innovative mediation projects, open air concerts, broadcasts, and the Grätzl concerts which were initiated in 2018, its makes extraordinary musical experiences available to all people.

(Text: Wiener Symphoniker)

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Patrick Hahn conductor
Marko Simsa host
Wiener Symphoniker


Sergei Prokofjew "Petya i Volk" ("Peter and the Wolf"), symphonic fairy tale for children op. 67


Thursday, 16 Mai 2019, 05:00pm