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Mrs. SoRyang performing at Graben
Everything is a little bit different in Vienna, when it comes to music, even the street-musicans are different and so it could happen that you walk in Kaerntnerstrasse or Graben on a saturday or sunday evening and you feel like in a concert-hall:
I am not really a big fan of classical piano-music, but when-ever I see this lady performing in the pedestrian-area I stay there for at least half an hour because it is not only the great music, but also to watch her gliding over the piano-keys, all of that music is in her head and she performs it by heart like a perfect actor who knows the right text for several hours.
Mrs. SoRyang, born in Korea, has won several prices since the age of 14 years, she was performing in many concert-halls in Europe and she touches the hearts of the people in the street now, many of them never got in contact with that classical piano-music - read more about her at her web-page below !
All of these pics were done at Graben in Dec. 8th, 06, at one of the pics you may see the small gas-oven to her right
Dress Code: No need to care for your dress-style, come as you are and stay for a while.
Loos American Bar or simply Loosbar is the name of this bar next to Kaerntner Strasse, in the pedestrian Zone of Vienna and its facade just like the interior was made in 1908 in Art Nouveau Style / Jugendstil by the famous austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 -1933).
In the summertime they also have a few seats and tables out in the street, right in front of the Bar !
Dress Code: NO special dresscode required acoording to my experience !
Address: Kärntner Durchgang 10 – 1010 Wien
Directions: Kärntner Durchgang is the name of that tiny street - just about 50m long, the 1st street on the right, when you walk on Kärntnerstrasse from Graben to the Opera.
Strauss and Mozart is a daily concert held in Kursalon Huebner in Stadtpark, where Johann Strauss used to direct his concerts . More than 20 musicians will make sure that you will enjoy the program :
Champagne Galop, a piano concerty by Mozart,
various arias and waltzes
The "Duet Pappageno, Pappagena" Blue Danube,
Vienna Blood, Emperor Waltz and a lot more !
Concerts are between Jan 2nd and Dec.23rd
daily at 08.00p.m. between Nov1st and April 6th
and at 08.30p.m. between April 7th and Oct.31st
Dec. 24th at 06.00p.m. dec.25-30th : 08.00p.m.
Dec. 31st has 2 performances : 08.00 + 10.30p.m.
January 1st also 2 performances : 05.00 + 08.00p.m.
VIP-Tickets for the best seats and including
a glass of prosecco during the intervall are 90,- (20,-) euros
Cathegory A : 54,- (14,-) euros
Cathegory B : 47,- (12,-) Euros
Cathegory C : 38,- (10,-) Euros
The prices in brackets are the down payments you have to pay, when booking in your hotel or at the "Mozarts" in the streets : You will get a voucher that indicates the date of the reserved performance and you simply pay the rest at the ticket-box like e.g. for the VIP ticket you pay 20 euros with the booking and 70,- euros at the ticket-box, so you still pay the same price as for the rest of tickets that might be sold at the evening-cashier, when you decide to go there without reservations.
Dress Code: Nobody cares for your dress-code, this show is ment for tourists and everybody is welcome !
Address: A-1010 Wien Johannesgasse 33
Directions: Kursalon is in Stadtpark, get there by tram #1 or #2, by metro U4, station Stadtpark.
Other Contact: %B%CB%S4Fax (+43 1)5125791
Phone: (+43 1) 5125790
Schoenbrunner Schlosskonzerte is a special evening made for tourists with more than 20 musicians performing music, dance and singing featuring W.A.Mozart and Johann Strauss :
and The Marriage of Figaro
the orchestra performing Blue Danube,
Roses from the South,
My dear Marquis, Cachucha Galop, Radecky Marsch
between Nov.1st and March 31st
concerts will be daily at 08.30p.m.
VIP-tickets are 75,- (18,-) euros and will include
a glass of champage during the intermission
Cathegory A : 55,- (14,-) Euros
Cathegory B : 48,- (12,-) Euros
Cathegory C : 39,- (10,-) Euros
The prices in brackets are the down payments you have to pay, when booking in your hotel or at the "Mozarts" in the streets : You will get a voucher that indicates the date of the reserved performance and you simply pay the rest at the ticket-box like e.g. for the VIP ticket you pay 18 euros with the booking and 57,- euros at the ticket-box, so you still pay the same price as for the rest of tickets that might be sold at the evening-cashier, when you decide to go there without reservations.
Most of these Concerts are held in the Orangerie of Schloss Schoenbrunn !
Dress Code: No special dress-code required, this concert is mainly for the tourists, so nobody will care for your outfit !
Address: A-1150 Wien - Schoenbrunn
Directions: Orangerie of Schloss Schoenbrunn is on your way from metro-station "Schoenbrunn" to the palace. When you cross Schoenbrunner Strasse you simply walk left :The entrance of Orangerie is just about 20 meters left of the zebra-Crossing !
Other Contact: Fax(+43 1)8125424
Phone: (+43 1)81250040
Tickets for the STANDING-places in Staatsoper are just 2 euros (and there are also some for 3,50 euros) and there are lots of them available for each and every performance !
Every day there is a different program (take a look at the link below !!) and 1 hour +20 minutes before the performance will start,you are able to buy these tickets for the standing-places. In case that Anna Netrebko or any other famous star is part of the ensemble that night, it might make sense to queue up for the standing-places maybe 2 hours before the performance starts. The counter to buy tickets for "STEHPLATZ" is in OPERNGASSE, inside the Oper, so be there IN time, and you will get one of these cheap tickets ! The door of Staatsoper in Operngasse will open just 80 minutes before the performance starts, BUT you may queue up in front of the door, under the arcades of the Oper !
Just to make it clear :The main entrance of the Opera is at RING-strasse. When you look at the Opera from Ringstrasse you have Kaerntner-Strasse and Herbert von Karajan-Platz at your right, that is where the souvenir-shops, the ticket-office and Opern-Cafe is and Hotel Bristol etc..
On your LEFT is Operngasse, the street leading towards the Albertina :
THERE is that small door, under the arcades of the Opera, and it will have a small signpost "Stehplatz-Kasse"
Dress Code: There is no strict dress-code at all any more in Staatsoper, you may be dressed like a tourist, BUT I also saw a perfectely-dressed tourist who was kicked out because he was drunk !
Riesenrad ( Giant Wheel / Ferris Wheel )
Go there when the evening comes in order to see the sundown or the lights all over town from above !
The Riesenrad will operate until around midnight, when also the Prater will close down.
Dress Code: No special dresscode required and it is also not necessary to get an extra pullover or so, because the cabins are all closed and in winter also a bit heated !
Directions: The Riesenrad is right at the entrance of " Prater " and certainly big enough, not to be overseen ! Get there by S-bahn to station "Wien Nord" or by metro U1 and U2 to station Praterstern !
Empress Maria Theresia & husband in Ankeruhr
When you take a walk at night in Vienna, it is worth to walk a few hundred meters from Stephansdom to Hoher Markt in order to see the lighted Anker Uhr.
In my opinion it even looks better than during the day, although you may not see some of the surrounding Art Nouveau / Jugendstil - ornaments of the facade at night.
Dress Code: NO special dresscode required, but maybe you get some icecream of the nearby "Cafe Zanoni & Zanoni"
Address: Wien 1 , Hoher Markt
Directions: From Stephansdom you simply walk along Rothenturmstrasse and turn to the left at the Cafe Zanoni&Zanoni.
After 50 meters you get to Hoher Markt with the Ankeruhr on the right !
This concert takes place at a historical place, the so-called "Sala terrena", where Mozart himself used to play for Archibishop Colloredo in 1781. The Sala terrena is decorated with ornate frescos in the style of the late Venetian Renaissance, a perfect location to perform chamber-music of the late 18th century.
Sat at 06.00p.m. and Thu+Fri+Sun at 07.30p.m.
The ordinary program is :
W. A. Mozart Quartett in C Major KV.157
Allegro - Andante - Presto
* * *
Franz Schubert German Dance
* * *
W. A. Mozart Little night music
* * *
J. Haydn Quartett in d - moll op. 76/2
" Fifths Quartett"
* * * * *
The price of the tickets is :
Cathegory A: 11,- € deposit + 31,- € at the cashier
makes a total of 42 Euros
Cathegory B : 8,- € deposit + 27,- € at the cashier
makes a total of 35 Euros
* * *
That deposit-fee applies, when you buy the ticket at a hotel-reception or at one of the many Mozart-people in the streets of Vienna. It is ment for the reservation of your seat, and you have to fix the date of the performance as well. You get a voucher and present it to the cashier in Mozarthaus and pay just the rest of 27 or 31 euros at the cashier.
The final Prices for you are exactely the same,no matter wether you buy at the "Mozart-people" or directely at the evening-cashier : 35,- or 42 Euros
With buying at the Mozarts or at your hotel-reception you will have a fixed reservation as well !
Dress Code: This performance is ment for tourists, so there is no real need to "dress formally "!
Other Contact: %B%CB%S4Fax (+43 1)5125620
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