“A real firework”
Seite 1. Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna „A real firework“ Kölner Rundschau Since the year of its foundation in 1978 the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna, with its highly acclaimed performances in the great concert halls of the world has established itself as a top-class ensemble for the authentic interpretation of viennese music.
Next to its loyalty to traditional style and the true viennese sound, the special trademark of the SFO is its charm and joy in making music at the highest artistic level.
There is space for humour and entertainment, as well as artistic profoundness during the concerts. The SFO, which consists of members of the large viennese orchestras and excellent specialists, has developed into a worldwide leading ensemble.
„Surely the most stylish Straussian around“ Grammophone
Peter Guth, the internationally renowned Strauss specialist shares the post of musical director with Willy Büchler, concert master of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. With the violin in hand they both carry on the tradition of the Strauss dynasty in the 21st century. Countless guest performances have led the SFO around the globe; for audiences in Japan, China, Taiwan or South Korea the orchestra ranks among the absolute favourites. Performances on the most prominent stages of international concert life like the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Herkules Hall in Munich, the Suntory Hall Tokyo, the Arts Centre Seoul or the Vienna Musikverein are a sign of international esteem. 2023 the SFO made its debut at the Salzburg Festival. In its home city, Vienna, the SFO is represented in a special way: since the turn of the millenium in the year 2000 the annual New Year‘s Concerts of the Strauss Festival Orchestra at the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus are seen as one of the musical highlights at the turn of the year. It is with great optimism and pleasure that the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna earns enthusiasm and cheers, proclaiming the eternally youthful fascination of viennese music.