The Beethoven Philharmonie unites Viennese tradition and refinement as well as historically informed performance practice with a fresh musical approach.
Members of established Austrian orchestras play alongside international chamber musicians and highly talented young musicians, creating together a unique spirit, which distinguishes the Beethoven Philharmonie from many other orchestras. A strong collective energy and the joy in music- making carries the audience along with the performers.
Among a broad repertoire, ranging from the Baroque to contemporary music, the Viennese Classics such as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven as well as the symphonic works of Franz Schubert are the main focus of the orchestra. Representing Viennese tradition, the Beethoven Philharmonie ist also very much in demand for performances of the music by the Strauss dynasty.
The Beethoven Philharmonie has its own subscription concert series in the Grand Casino of Baden, Austria – one of Beethoven’s favorite towns, full of great cultural history and located in the very heart of Europe.
The orchestra has performed with many well-known soloists such as Chen Reiss, Daniela Fally, Till Fellner, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Renaud und Gautier Capuçon, Benjamin Schmid, Karin Adam, Manuel Blanco, Koon-Woo Paik and Paul Gulda.
The Beethoven Philharmonie regularly participates in a highly successful series of educational concerts known as “KlassiX” at the renowned Musikverein in Vienna and is part of the festival “operklosterneuburg“ where it has performed many operas in the baroque Imperial Court at the Klosterneuburg Monastery.
The orchestra has been invited to play at renowned festivals such as the Bruckner International Festival in Linz, Klangbogen in Vienna, the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt as well as on tours in China, Switzerland, Germany, Spain or Poland.
Concerts in the 2021/22 season include, in addition to their own cycle in Casino Baden, re-invitations to the European Weeks in Passau and to a concert in the Wiener Konzerthaus as part of the Jeunesse. A children’s production of “Hansel and Gretel” will take place in the Schönbrunner Schlosstheater in December 2021, and Puccini’s “La Bohéme” will be on the program at the 2022 festival operklosterneuburg.
Other planned engagements, which had to be postponed due to global developments over the past year, include concerts in Budapest, Istanbul, Spain and China.
In summer 2020 the CD »Voices« with works by Beethoven and Mozart was released by Odradek Records, another CD with works by the Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg is planned for November 2022.
Thomas Rösner is the founder and artistic director of the Beethoven Philharmonie.
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“The Beethoven Philharmonic – an alert and fine-sounding orchestra with stress-resistant horns and trumpets – plays the final movement of the ‘Pastoral’, the sixth symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. “Shepherd’s song. Happy and grateful feelings after the storm”. Under the direction of Thomas Rösner, this shepherd’s song does not simply float blissfully along: it becomes a loving celebration of creation, in which one hears the blood dancing in pure gratitude to the Creator. The images and the music enhance one another to the point of intoxication!”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jan Brachmann, 16th September 2020
“Thomas Rösner and the Beethoven Philharmonic Orchestra provide gripping and colourful music making, making the recording one of the most exciting in the catalogue.“ 8.8.2020, pizzicato.lu