Performance Friday, February 23, 2018 | 8 PM

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Lyrical, dramatic, and light-hearted aspects of Brahms’s music are showcased by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. His famous Academic Festival Overture playfully quotes student songs before culminating in the jubilant “Gaudemus igitur.” In warmly melodic music, Brahms shows reverence for past masters and classical forms in his Variations on a Theme by Haydn, while the heroic tone and grand scale of his Symphony No. 1 establish him as a great German symphonic master.


  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor


  • Academic Festival Overture
  • Variations on a Theme by Haydn
  • Symphony No. 1
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Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP
This concert is made possible, in part, by the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.
The Vienna Philharmonic Residency at Carnegie Hall is made possible by a leadership gift from the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation.
This performance is part of International Festival of Orchestras I.