John Williams in concert in Vienna – November 2018

UPDATE: 5/9/2018 – Ticket sales date published

UPDATE: 5/30/2018 – Ticket prices added

UPDATE: 9/15/2018 – Official program available and tickets for Saturday 3rd. SOLD OUT!

UPDATE: 24/10/2018 – John Williams has been hospitalized and both concerts in Vienna have been cancelled – More information (read news)

Just like that, by surprise, the Vienna Philharmonic (Wiener Philharmoniker) has announced that John Williams will conduct two concerts dedicated to his music in Vienna (Austria), on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of November 2018, the week after conducting his concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London (Friday, October 26 – read news).

John Williams conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker - Wiener Musikverein


The concerts named “John Williams conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker”, will be held in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein in Vienna and will have the participation of cellist Johannes Moser.


The confirmed program for these concerts is as follows:

  • Olympic fanfare and theme
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Excerpt
  • Memoirs of a Geisha – Suite (feat. Johannes Moser)
  • Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (feat. Johannes Moser)
  • T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Adventures on Earth


  • Hook – Flight to Neverland
  • The BFG – A Child’s Tale, Suite
  • Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
  • Harry Potter – Nimbus 2000
  • Harry Potter – Harry’s Wondrous World
  • Star Wars – The Last Jedi – The Rebellion Is Reborn
  • Star Wars – The Force Awakens – Rey’s Theme
  • Star Wars – Main Title


The Royal Albert Hall, with more than 5,200 seats, sold out all their tickets in a matter of hours in February, leaving many fans unable to enjoy John Williams live in Europe. Now there is a second chance, but tickets at the Wiener Musikverein are also expected to sell out quickly, because although there will be two concerts, the capacity of the venue is almost half the capacity of the Royal Albert Hall in London, with 2,800 seats.


The tickets presale for members started at 9 a.m. on 5/28/2018 and the general advance ticket sale started at 9 a.m. on Wednesday 5/30/2018.


Information about the concert of Saturday 3rd of November 2018 – 3:30-5:40 p.m. (tickets 35-240 € – SOLD OUT!!):


Information about the concert of Sunday 4th de November 2018 – 11:00-13:10 p.m. (tickets 35-240 €):