Vivaldi Four Seasons at St. Charles Church - Karlskirche

Vivaldi's Four Seasons
at the St. Charles Church Vienna

Composed in 1723, the four Seasons (italian: "Le quattro stagioni") is most likely Vivaldi's most famous work. It consists of four concerts, each resembling a respective season. Each one of the concerts is in three movements, with a slow movement between two faster ones.

  • Concert for solo violin with string quartet and basso continuo B minor RV 580
    • Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, "La primavera" (Spring)
    • Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer)
    • Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, "L'autunno" (Autumn)
    • Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter)
Vivaldi Four Seasons

From early on Vivaldi regularly experimented with extra-musical programs. In his greatest work The Four Seasons one can find mainly natural phenomena: gentle winds, violent storms, thunderstorms and breaking ice occur in all four concert pieces. Also various bird songs, a dog, the tumult of a hunting party, a peasants dance.

The Orchestra 1756

Mozart’s 250th birthday was used as an opportunity to found the Orchestra 1756 in 2006. The ensemble devotes itself to the interpretation of music between 1750 and 1800. The unique Mozart sound originates from intensive occupation with the stylistics of the 18th century, historic instruments and balanced formations of musicians.

The Choir of Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft demands responsibility and quality from every single member. Depending on the repertoire the chorus consists of 16 to 24 singers. They are chosen through strict annual auditions. Both Orchestra 1756 and Chorus are submitted to strict stylistic criteria.

Concert dates and ticket prices

The concerts take place regularly at 20:15 (8.15pm) and last for about 70 minutes. Seats are available in three different categories: I, II und III. Seats in category I are numbered and will be assigned upon admittance at the entrance. Category II and III have free choice of seating.
Discounts are available for children up to the age of 14 and pupils and students up to the age of 26.

  • Admission opens 30 minutes before the concert begins.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted at the concerts. Children up to the age of 14 may only attend the concert if accompanied by a supervisor.
  • Accessibility: There is now a separate ramp for wheelchair users, which allows access to St. Charles Church.
    Unfortunately, due to fire safety regulations, the wheelchair user seats are separate from the other seats and are located at the rear of the church. Tickets for these seats must be purchased separately. When ordering, select category Wheelchair / wheelchair or Wheelchair / wheelchair + 1 for one companion who gets a seat next to you for free.
  • Dress code: We request that you dress appropriately for a classical concert and for the location (catholic church). Not too revealing and especially no workout clothes or Streetwear (bike shorts, muscle shirts, hoodies or crop tops).
Category I 49.00 €
Category II 41.00 €
Category III 33.00 €
Category Wheelchair / Rollstuhl +1 33.00 €
Category Wheelchair / Rollstuhl 33.00 €
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Programm booklet 2.00 €

Concerts at the St. Charles Church - a musical experience on historical instruments!

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