An annual summer night concert – “The 2022 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert” on GREAT PERFORMANCES. August 26 at 9 pm

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Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2022

Friday, August 26 at 9 pm


Conductor Andris Nelsons
Andris Nelsons 2018
Photo: Marco Borggreve

Conducted for the first time by Grammy Award-winning Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert returns to the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. Featuring French cellist Gautier Capuçon as a soloist performing Camille Saint-Säens’ Concerto for Cello No. 1, the orchestra also performs a selection of works from classical composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Strauss, Mykola Lysenko and more. Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2022 premieres Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS, and the PBS Video app.

Musical Selections:

  • Ludwig van Beethoven – “Leonore” Overture No. 3
  • Mykola Lysenko – “Farewell” Waltz in C minor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns – Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No.1


  • Myroslav Skoryk – “Melody” version for cello and orchestra
  • Georges Enescu – Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
  • Bedřich Smetana – “The Bartered Bride” Overture
  • Antonin Dvorák – “Slavonic Dance” in E minor
  • Johann Strauss Jr. – “Viennese Blood” Waltz
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under a canopy cover
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Notable Talent:

  • Andris Nelsons, three-time Grammy Award-winning music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
  • Gautier Capuçon, French cellist and founder and leader of a program at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris designed to promote six young cellists from around the world to study together and perform monthly public concerts.

Noteworthy Facts:

  • Last year, Gautier Capuçon brought 27 music and dance students on tour with him to perform in 19 concerts as part of his musical odyssey, “Un été en France.”
  • The Vienna Philharmonic has an annual summer residency at the Salzburg Festival and performs more than 50 concerts a year on its international tours.
  • The Vienna Philharmonic has performed its Summer Night Concert at the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens in Vienna since 2004.