Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2021

Air date: 08/27/2021

Premieres Friday, August 27 at 9 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app

Short Listing:
Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace.

Long Listing:
Enjoy the Vienna Philharmonic’s annual summer night concert with pianist Igor Levit under the direction of guest conductor Daniel Harding at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace.

Musical selections:

Overture to “The Sicilian Vespers”
Giuseppe Verdi

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Für Elise
Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”
“Prologue,” “Somewhere,” “Scherzo,” “Mambo”
Leonard Bernstein

Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”
Claude Debussy

“Jupiter, the Briger of Jollity” from “The Planets,” Symphonic Suite op. 32
Gustav Holst

Viennese Spirit Waltz
Johann Strauss II

Photos

Concert at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace. Photo by Max Parovsky.

Concert at Austria’s Schönbrunn Palace. Photo by Max Parovsky.

Conductor Daniel Harding. Photo © Julian Hargreaves.

Conductor Daniel Harding. Photo © Julian Hargreaves.

Pianist Igor Levit. Photo © Felix Broede/Sony Classical

Pianist Igor Levit. Photo © Felix Broede/Sony Classical

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo by Lois Lammerhuber.