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 Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Till Fellner, Elisabeth Kulman, Daniela Fally, Eva Lind, Steve Davislim 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.
In addition to their own subscription series concerts at the Casino Baden the Beethoven Philharmonie appears during the 2020/21 season at the Festival Europäische Wochen Passau in Germany, the concert hall Klagenfurt or the Haydngesellschaft Hainburg. To celebrate the Beethoven year 2020 a video streaming project is planned in collaboration with the Austrian cultural forum in Budapest for November 2020. Further invitations which have been postponed due the pandemic shall lead the orchestra to Istanbul, Budapest, Spain or China in a near future. In summer 2021 the Beethoven Philharmonie is going to play Verdi’s „La forza del destino“ and a reinvitation to Konzerthaus in Vienna for 2022 has been scheduled.
The album »Voices« – recorded for Odradek – has been released last summer and a new CD featuring the Israeli composer Menachem Wiesenberg is going to be recorded in January 2021.
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