The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra was founded in 1971 and has since then played classical concerts in the most beautiful and prestigious music venues in Vienna. Among them the magnificent halls of the Hofburg, the Musikverein and the Vienna State Opera.
In 1980 the orchestra’s first New Year’s concert took place in the Festsaal (festival hall) of the Hofburg Vienna.
Between May and October the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra presents its Strauss & Mozart concerts in the ceremonial hall. The traditional Christmas concerts on December 25th and 26th take place in the Festsaal (festival hall) of the Hofburg.
The Hofburg was the residence of the Habsburgs in Vienna from the 13th century until the end of Austrias monarchy. It is the largest building complex in Europe that was not built for religious purposes.