John Williams will conduct his music in Vienna in 2020

UPDATE (22/10/19): Ticket sales for members starts – (read more)

UPDATE (24/10/19): Ticket sales for the general public starts – (read more)

UPDATE (24/10/19): Ticket sales for the general public starts – Sold out in less than 1 hour!

UPDATE (26/11/19): Updated concert program with the inclusion of violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter (read more)

UPDATE (16/01/20): Updated concert program with the information available at the sites of the Wiener Philharmoniker & Musikverein Wien

UPDATE (19/01/20): Added the final program performed at the concert and a link to the concert summary article

UPDATE (30/4/20): Announced the release of the concert on CD/BluRay/LP in August 2020 (read more)

On October 18th, 2019 the Musikverein announced by mail that John Williams will go to Vienna to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker) on January 18th and 19th, 2020.

 

John Williams will conduct his music in Vienna in 2020

This is the content of the mail, received by subscribers of the previously canceled 2018 concerts (read more):

“Dear friends of music,

 

“A Tribute to John Williams” – under this title, the concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra which was scheduled for last year will take place on 18th and 19th of January 2020 at the Wiener Musikverein. We are pleased to announce the commitment of John Williams to perform selected highlights from his rich musical output with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

As a ticket purchaser of the cancelled concert from last November, we wanted to inform you, exclusively before the official release date on October 22, 2019, that the concerts will take place.

 

As a member of the previous season, we would like to offer you the opportunity to buy tickets as soon as the sale for the members launches, even if you have not renewed your membership for this season. This possibility is not associated with any obligation and of course free of charge.

 

Start of presale:

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 9.00h (members of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 09.00h (start of the general presale)

 

Concert tickets can be purchased at www.musikverein.at or in person / by telephone at the Konzertkassa of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.

 

The two concert dates are:

Saturday, 18 January 2020 at 15.30

Sunday, 19 January 2020 at 11.00

 

We would be happy to welcome you to one of the two concerts at the Musikverein.

Ihre Konzertkassa / Your Box-Office

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

Bösendorferstraße 12

1010 Wien

Tel. +43 1 505 81 90

Fax. +43 1 505 81 90 94

tickets@musikverein.at

www.musikverein.at

The links to ticket sales for both concerts are:

The program of both concerts, dedicated completely to the works of John Williams, which includes the participation of soloist violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, is:

FIRST HALF

  • The Flight to Neverland from “Hook
  • Excerpts from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Hedwig’s Theme from “Harry Potter
  • Theme from “Sabrina
  • Donnybrook Fair from “Far and Away”
  • Rey’s Theme from “Star Wars – The Force Awakens
  • Devil’s Dance from “The Witches of Eastwick
  • Adventures on Earth from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

SECOND HALF

  • Theme from “Jurassic Park”
  • Dartmoor, 1912 from “War Horse”
  • Out to Sea and the Shark Cage Fugue from “Jaws”
  • Marion’s Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
  • The Rebellion Is Reborn from “Star Wars – The Last Jedi”
  • Luke & Leia from “Star Wars”
  • Main Title from “Star Wars”
  • The Duel from “The Adventures of Tintin”
  • Remembrances from “Schindler’s List”
  • Raiders March from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

 

FINAL PROGRAM

FIRST HALF

  • The Flight to Neverland from “Hook
  • Excerpts from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Hedwig’s Theme from “Harry Potter” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Theme from “Sabrina” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Donnybrook Fair from “Far and Away” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Devil’s Dance from “The Witches of Eastwick” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Adventures on Earth from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”

SECOND HALF

  • Theme from “Jurassic Park”
  • Dartmoor, 1912 from “War Horse”
  • Out to Sea and the Shark Cage Fugue from “Jaws”
  • Marion’s Theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
  • The Rebellion Is Reborn from “Star Wars VIII – The Last Jedi”
  • Luke & Leia from “Star Wars VI – Return of the Jedi”
  • Main Title from “Star Wars IV – A New Hope”

ENCORES

  • Nice to Be Around from “Cinderella Liberty” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • The Duel from “The Adventures of Tintin” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Remembrances from “Schindler’s List” – With Anne-Sophie Mutter
  • Raiders March from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
  • The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme) from “Star Wars V – The Empire Strikes Back”

 

SoundTrackFest will continue tracking these concerts and will give you more information as soon as it is available!

 

UPDATE (19/1/2020) – SoundTrackFest attended both concerts and you can read a full summary here:

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/articles/john-williams-vienna-2020-concert-summary/

 

UPDATE (30/4/2020) – Deutsche Grammophon has announced that will release the  concert on CD/BluRay/LP in August 2020:

https://soundtrackfest.com/en/news/deutsche-grammophon-will-release-john-williams-live-in-vienna-in-august-2020/