Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of this year’s Summer Night Concert 2023 with the Vienna Philharmonic, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča as soloist.
The Summer Night Concert was performed this year on June 8th, 2023. It is an annual open-air event, which has been held since 2008. The park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna/Austria is the magical setting for the concert. The illustrious conductors who have previously led the orchestra at this event are Georges Prêtre, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Semyon Bychkov, Gustavo Dudamel , Daniel Harding and Andris Nelsons.
The 181-year old tradition of the Vienna Philharmonic goes back to 1842, when Otto Nicolai conducted a Grand Concert with all members of the imperial “Hof-Operntheater”. This event was originally called “Philharmonic Academy” and is regarded as the origin of the orchestra. Since its founding, the orchestra has been managed by the administrative committee – a democratically elected body – and works with artistic, organisational and financial autonomy. All decisions are reached on a democratic basis during the general meeting of all members.
Sony Classical will release the unique concert experience on CD, DVD, Blu-ray as well as digitally on June 30 (CD) and July 14 (DVD, Blu-ray).