Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

In 1971, the best musicians from all the major Vienna orchestra associations joined forces under conductor Gert Hofbauer to form the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra.

Their declared aim was to cultivate Viennese waltz and operetta music, and to bring it to the world. Domestic and foreign radio and television productions, international engagements for symphonic concerts, as well as studio recordings have made the orchestra well-known and renowned.

Strauss & Mozart Concerts

The world-famous melodies by Mozart and waltzes by Strauss have their origins in Vienna. They belong to this beautiful city just like St. Stephen’s Cathedral or the “Heuriger” and are its cultural heritage and landmark at the same time.

The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra presents the most popular compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the Strauss family as well as works by Kalman and Lehar in its Strauss & Mozart concerts.

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Christmas Concerts

The Christmas concerts of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra have a long and successful tradition in Vienna’s cultural scene.

Every year on December 25th and 26th, the orchestra performs the most beautiful compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Strauss and Emmerich Kalman in the large Festival Hall (Festsaal) of the Hofburg Vienna.

Sera Gösch soprano at the Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra on stage with a solo out of "die Csárdásfürstin" by Emmerich Kálmán

New Year’s Eve Concert

Experience the traditional New Year’s Eve concert of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and enjoy musical fireworks in the magnificent Hercules Hall of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace.

Exciting waltzes, overtures and polkas by the Strauss brothers and Franz von Suppè are on the program.
In addition, four renowned opera singers will thrill audiences with arias, duets, and quartets by Franz Lehár, Johann Strauss Jr, and Emmerich Kálmán.

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New Year’s Concert

New Year’s Concert in Vienna, the cosmopolitan city of music!

In the beautiful Hercules Hall of the Liechtenstein Garden Palace, which impresses not only with gold and exquisite marble, but above all with a unique fresco by Andrea Pozzo, the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra and its guests celebrate the turning of the year.

The great waltzes and polkas of the Strauss family are complemented by arias, duets and quartets by four international renowned opera singers.

Wiener Hofburg Orchester klassische Konzerte Wien

Hofburg Vienna

The Hofburg in Vienna is the former imperial residence. The building complex of the Hofburg was built between the 13th and 19th centuries.

It is the largest building complex in Europe that was not built for religious purposes.

Liechtenstein Palace

The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra has been performing classical concerts in the Liechtenstein Garden Palace since 2014. In particular, the annual New Year’s Eve concert and New Year’s concert have become a highlight of the Viennese cultural scene.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Portrait

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756. He began playing the piano at the age of three, wrote his first compositions at the age of four, and was adept at playing the violin at the age of seven. At the age of twelve he composed his first opera.

A genius, child prodigy and bon vivant whose compositions are still considered pinnacles of classical music.

Johann Strauss (Sohn) Portrait

Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss was born in Vienna on October 25, 1825. He is considered the king of the waltz.

He shaped an entire era of classical music and his waltzes and polkas are still world famous. The Blue Danube Waltz is synonymous with the waltz par excellence and Austria’s unofficial anthem.

Concert dates

Upcoming Concerts of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra:

December 2022

Date/Time Event
25.12.2022
20:30 - 22:00
Christmas Concert in the Hofburg Vienna
Hofburg Vienna – Festival Hall, Wien
26.12.2022
20:30 - 22:00
Christmas Concert in the Hofburg Vienna
Hofburg Vienna – Festival Hall, Wien
31.12.2022
20:30 - 22:00
New Year's Eve Concert at Liechtenstein Palace
Liechtenstein Garden Palace – Hercules Hall, Wien


January 2023

Date/Time Event
01.01.2023
11:00 - 12:30
New Year's Concert at Liechtenstein Palace
Liechtenstein Garden Palace – Hercules Hall, Wien
01.01.2023
18:00 - 19:30
New Year's Concert at Liechtenstein Palace
Liechtenstein Garden Palace – Hercules Hall, Wien