Johannes Wildner with Saint-Saëns in Sønderborg, and with Beethoven and Dvořák in Westphalia

Camille Saint-Saëns’s symphony for organ, among the greatest of Romantic organ works and preformed not nearly often enough, is the anchor of a concert series that Johannes Wildner and his Sønderjylland Symphony have scheduled for November. Maestro Wildner then travels on to Germany for a series of performances with the Neue Philharmonie Westfalen as whose Musical Director he served from 1997 through 2007. The programme was…

Johannes Wildner and the Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra in Graz and Vienna

Among the traditions that Austrians love are the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert, the performance of Hoffmannsthal’s “Jedermann” as part of the Salzburg Festival, and a handful of others. Over the past decades, this short list has gained another entry: Every year, the Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra and its conductor Johannes Wildner celebrate Austria’s National Holiday with works by famous Austrian composers including of…

Johannes Wildner in Sønderborg and Hof

Johannes Wildner opens the season with his Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester, hosting pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as the soloist for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor; works by Nielsen and Brahms are also on the programme. He then returns to the Hof Symphony with Bruckner’s “Romantic”, the Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major. Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester Season Opening Concert Johannes Wildner, conductor Nielsen:…

Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra under Johannes Wildner at the Wiesbaden Rheingau Festival

With its unique history under Eduard Strauss II, the last conductor/musician of the Strauss dynasty, Willy Boskovsky, and Johannes Wildner, the Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra represents Viennese music in its purest and most authentic form. It plays regular concerts in the Golden Hall of the Wiener Musikverein and tours the world; now, it has been invited, for the first time, to the Rheingau Festival in…

Carmen at Burg Gars

Another Covid victim: The Austrian Open Air Festival Oper Burg Gars. Bizet’s “Carmen” was originally planned for 2020 and had to be postponed for two long years; but the walls of this mediæval castle did not mind such a small delay — merely a blink of an eye for towers nigh on a thousand years old. Staged by Dominik Wilgenbus and with the…


(for more  performance dates, please see Calendar)

Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester
in cooperation with the Schleswig-Holstein Symphony Orchestra
S. Pade: „Am Abend“   4 songs for baritone and Orchestra
G. Mahler: „Das Lied von der Erde“
24 May 2023, Flensburg, Deutsches Haus
25 May 2023, Alsion, Sønderborg

Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester
St. Hans Concert
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique, op. 26

P. de Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, op. 25
E. Elgar: Salut d’amour, op. 12
F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: A Midsummernight’s Dream
Tibor Kovac, violin
23 June 2023, Alsion, Sønderborg

Oper Burg Gars
G. Verdi: „Aida“
Premiere: 15 July 2023
further performances: 18, 20, 22, 27, 29 July, 1, 3, 5 August 2023

Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester
Season Opening: 60 Years Orchestra of the Region!
L. Lacy: Ouvertüre written for the South Denmark Symphony Orchestra (Haderslev, Sønderborg)
L. v. Beethoven: Leonore-Overture no. 3, op. 72a  (Torshavn, Nuuk)

C. Nielsen: Violin conzerto, op. 33
A. Dvořák: Symphony no. 9, e-minor,  op. 95
7 September 2023, Alsion, Sønderborg
13 September 2023, Nordens Hus, Torshavn, Färöer
18 September 2023, Katuaq, Nuuk, Greenland
21 September 2023, Harmonien, Haderslev
Josef Špaček, violin (Sønderborg and Torshavn)
Niklas Walentin, violin (Nuuk and Haderslev)

Vienna Johann Strauss Orchestra
National Holiday Concert

Works by Johann, Eduard and Josef Strauss

25 Oktober 2023, 11:30 a.m., Stefaniensaal, Graz
26 Oktober 2023, 11:00 a.m., Großer Saal, Musikverein Wien

Sønderjylland Symfoniorkester
J. Brahms: Piano concerto no. 2, op. 83
A. Dvořák: Symphony no. 8, op.88
Gottlieb Wallisch, piano
10 November 2023, Musik- og Teaterhuset, Aabenraa