Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Ensemble © Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft
St. Charles Church © Verein der Freunde und Gönner der Wiener Karlskirche
St. Charles Church © WienTourismus | Christian Stemper
St. Charles Church © Verein der Freunde und Gönner der Wiener Karlskirche
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Charles Church was finished in 1737. Three years later the venetian priest and composer Antonio Vivaldi moved to Vienna and it may very well be possible that he visited this brand new extraordinary sacral building. As nowadays one is still attracted by its architecture to people of the 18th century the Charles Church must have appeared as strange and exceptionaly unique.

Vivaldi himself died in Vienna on July 28th 1741. He was buried just a few metres from Charles Church at "Spitaler God's Acre". Today there is the building of Technical University and just a small sign on it reminds of Vivaldi. The grave and the bones are - like Mozarts' - forgotten.

Only a few years before Vivaldi moved to Vienna, he composed his most famous "Four Seasons", a compilation of four revolutionary concerts for solo violin and string orchestra. For poems (maybe written by Vivaldi) are the image of the composition which shows us furious thunder storms and flashes, breaking ice and twittering of birds, sleeping shepherds, barking dogs, a band of hunters...


Ensemble 1756 (on period instruments)
Soloists of the Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft
Konstantin Hiller, harpsichord



Dates 2018

January: 3rd, 4th, 5th

March: 16th, 23rd

April: 1st, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 29th

May: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 25th, 31st

June: 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22th, 18th, 29th

July: 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th

August: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st

September: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th

October: 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th

November: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th

December: 6th, 9th, 23th, 25th, 28th

The concert starts at 8.15 pm


Rates 2018

Category I EUR 38,00

Category II EUR 31,00

Category III EUR 27,00


St. Charles Church Vienna / Karlskirche

Kreuzherrengasse 1
1040 Vienna

(as of: September 2017 - subject to alterations)

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St. Charles Church Vienna / Karlskirche

Kreuzherrengasse 1

1040 Wien

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