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UP TO 140.000 VISITORS AT THE SCHĂ–NBRUNN CONCERT
Up to 140.000 enthusiastic visitors enjoyed a magnificent evening with the fourth "Concert for Europe - SchĂ¶nbrunn Concert" in the imperial ambiance of SchĂ¶nbrunn Palace gardens. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by ValĂ©ry Gergiev performed inspiring pieces of classical Russian music from Tchaikowsky to Stravinsky. For the first time the music performance of Austria's celebrated orchestra was "translated" into dance. Kathrin Czerny together with members of the Vienna State Opera Ballet performed in front of the Gloriette and of the Neptun Fountain parts of "Swan Lake", "Nutcracker" and "Sacre du Printemps".
Gergiev: "To play together with this orchestra in this fantastic scenery was an absolutely unique experience for me." Enthusiastic about Europe's greatest classical open air have been ao.: Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, Alfred Gusenbauer, Federal Chancellor, Wilhelm Molterer, Vice-Chancellor, Renate Brauner, Vice-Mayor of Vienna, Bill Clinton, former US-president, Hollywood star Sharon Stone and numerous celebrities from politics, economy and culture.
Organizer and producer Herwig Ursin: "A fantastic evening, a gorgeous scenery - I am extremely happy with that really successful concert and very proud of the perfect cooperation of all the parties involved. I want to express my special gratitude to the Federal Government, to the City of Vienna and to all the sponsors as well as to SchĂ¶nbrunn Palace, that this wonderful concert could take place in the idyllic gardens."