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 Posted:   May 30, 2018 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

...on sale at this very moment:

https://www.musikverein.at/en/concert/eventid/37570

https://www.musikverein.at/en/concert/eventid/37569

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2018 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

well... before the saturday page ever loaded all of the mid-price range tickets were gone... at least got a couple for Sunday... so yippieee!!

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2018 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Surprised that's not much interest among the European readers of this forum. As I recall a number missed out on the London concert with the LSO.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2018 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Well... I am surprised it is not sold out yet, but considering those prices it's not such a big surprise. It's again insanely expensive compared to much cheaper London tickets.

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2018 - 2:05 AM   
 By:   hyperdanny   (Member)

not crazy about the program...a little anticlimactic for me..

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2018 - 10:01 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

So far, I've seen John Williams do this same concert in Chicago and in Boston. And I will see it a final time at Tanglewood in August. Always very well done, of course, but becoming quite familiar. Variations seem to be either the Jane Eyre suite or Memoirs of a Geisha. The two or three encores may vary. I'm assuming that he will give the same USA/Vienna program in London. I guess there is just so much variety you can take on tour. Every concert can't be all different from those preceding it.

John's enthusiasm shows. His fans are appreciatively ecstatic with their applause and standing ovations. If you haven't been to a John Williams-conducted concert, don't miss this year's opportunity to see him. John is 86 years old and our opportunity to witness the treasures of his performances should not be missed while we still have him with us.

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   May 31, 2018 - 10:13 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

not crazy about the program...a little anticlimactic for me..

I agree, it could use some Zimmer.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2018 - 12:13 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well... I am surprised it is not sold out yet, but considering those prices it's not such a big surprise. It's again insanely expensive compared to much cheaper London tickets.

"Cheaper", relatively speaking, of course. The London/Williams ticket is still the most I've ever paid for a concert, and that was RETAIL! So I can't even imagine what the Vienna prices are. For obvious reasons, I can't afford to see him both places, so I'm content with London (also having previously seen him in LA and Boston).

But yeah -- curious it hasn't received more buzz among the European fans who didn't get London tickets. Many of these seemed willing to pay whatever at the time.

Variations seem to be either the Jane Eyre suite or Memoirs of a Geisha.

Ooooh...if they play something from JANE EYRE at the London concert, I'll die and go to heaven!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 1, 2018 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   BJN   (Member)

C'mon, it's the VPO, they are always expensive.
I am quite happy to be able seeing him twice. His last concert in London was 20 years ago! And unfortunately this tour could be his last, certainly in Europe.

This year alone, there will be two Star Wars concerts in my home town (Budapest), one with a local orchestra (highlights from all Star Wars films), one with the Prague PO (complete ANH performed to the film). I can actually finish now this series with two JW concerts in Vienna, how great is that! I'm in heaven. smile

I discovered film music in the 80s, and from the composers that were important for me then, and are still, Williams is the one whom I've never seen in concert. (I've seen Morricone three times, Goldsmith - and got his autograph -, Horner - in Vienna before his fatal accident, also got his autograph).

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2018 - 8:25 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

In case anyone would like to go and missed "reasonably" priced tickets - I have a couple spare ones due to cancelation from "a former friend".

If interested, my e-mail is in my profile.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2018 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

C'mon, it's the VPO, they are always expensive.
I am quite happy to be able seeing him twice. His last concert in London was 20 years ago! And unfortunately this tour could be his last, certainly in Europe.

This year alone, there will be two Star Wars concerts in my home town (Budapest), one with a local orchestra (highlights from all Star Wars films), one with the Prague PO (complete ANH performed to the film). I can actually finish now this series with two JW concerts in Vienna, how great is that! I'm in heaven. smile

I discovered film music in the 80s, and from the composers that were important for me then, and are still, Williams is the one whom I've never seen in concert. (I've seen Morricone three times, Goldsmith - and got his autograph -, Horner - in Vienna before his fatal accident, also got his autograph).


That's the spirit!

There's still tickets available...

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2018 - 5:21 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Still tickets available to see the Maestro with one of the greatest orchestras in the world.

Program
John Williams
Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Ausschnitte aus "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Suite aus "Memoirs of a Geisha"
Adventures on Earth aus "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"

-- Pause --

John Williams
The Flight to Neverland aus "Hook"
A Child’s Tale: Suite from "The BFG"
Hedwig’s Theme from "Harry Potter"
Nimbus 2000 aus "Harry Potter"
Harry's Wondrous World aus "Harry Potter"
The Rebellion Is Reborn aus "Star Wars - The Last Jedi"
Rey's Theme aus "Star Wars - The Force Awakens"
Main Title from "Star Wars"

No Schindler's list List or Jaws..., I guess the Imperial March is one of the encores.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2018 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Interesting that MOST of those options were gone within minutes initially and now they keep reappearing... yet according to descriptions cancelations weren't supposed to be possible... and I still have one spare ticket for Sunday.

 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2018 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Interesting that MOST of those options were gone within minutes initially and now they keep reappearing... yet according to descriptions cancelations weren't supposed to be possible... and I still have one spare ticket for Sunday.

Maybe more seats became available from those who are members of the subscription series who are returning tickets? That's if concerts fall into the subscription series: https://www.wienerphilharmoniker.at/language/en-US/Homepage/Konzerte/Karteninformation

Have you tried to sell the ticket on the JWFan page?

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2018 - 7:23 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Interesting that MOST of those options were gone within minutes initially and now they keep reappearing... yet according to descriptions cancelations weren't supposed to be possible... and I still have one spare ticket for Sunday.

You can no longer buy tickets online for this concert.

EDIT: A few tickets are back on sale.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2018 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

I note that some people, especially on JWFAN, who are interested in purchasing tickets for the concert in Vienna are concerned about the cost of staying in the city. If you want somewhere that is relatively cheap to fly into and to stay do check out Bratislava. The city is about 60 minutes from Vienna by rail. Trains leave every hour for around 14 hours per day and are cheap and direct. There's a direct tram from the train station in Vienna to the concert hall. I'm staying in a hotel in Bratislava that's directly opposite the train station.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2018 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Good to know about the tram going directly from the train station to the concert hall... I'll be staying at a place that is right across the street from the concert hall - I suppose you mean it is going from Meindling or whatever is that train station called? of maybe Hauptbahnhof?

I haven't really looked into that yet so any tip is welcome.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2018 - 12:50 AM   
 By:   Adam Krysinski   (Member)

I'll be only at RAH frown

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2018 - 1:19 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Good to know about the tram going directly from the train station to the concert hall... I'll be staying at a place that is right across the street from the concert hall - I suppose you mean it is going from Meindling or whatever is that train station called? of maybe Hauptbahnhof?

I haven't really looked into that yet so any tip is welcome.


From Wien Hauptbahnhof you have two options to get to, and back from Musikverein Golden Hall. Option 1: Tram D and option 2: U1. Both are direct. The underground is about 7 minutes faster than the tram.

By the way how many people are going to this concert? Seems to be a few from here...

 
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