These concerts (2 for each participating ensemble) are held in some of Austria’s most reputable cultural institutions. Venues in the past include:
• Schönbrunn Palace
The imperial summer residence, Schönbrunn Palace, part of the World Cultural Heritage and Austria's most visited sight, was built by baroque architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach at the end of the seventeenth century. The show rooms are not the only thing worth visiting. One should also visit the collection of magnificent imperial coaches, as well as the palace park with the Gloriette, the Palm House and the Zoo.
The performance will be an outdoor concert inside the complex of Schönbrunn Palace.
• Perform your outdoor concert at one of the most lively and ambitious squares in the heart of Vienna.
"Charles' Square" (Karlsplatz) is a town square on the border of the first and fourth districts of Vienna. It is one of the most frequented and best connected transportation hubs in Vienna. The Karlskirche and Wien Museum is located here. The Resselpark, with numerous monuments, takes up most of the area.
In case of rain the festive Hall of the Technical University Vienna will be your concert venue.
Separated from the plaza to the north are the buildings of the Wiener Musikverein (Vienna Music Society), and the Vienna Künstlerhaus (art house)
• Austrian National Library, featuring the largest baroque library in Europe and one of the most beautiful historical libraries in the world
• The Ehrbarsaal was constructed in 1876 by Friedrich Ehrbar, a piano manufacturer. This performance venue in the heart of Wieden quickly became a musical hub of the city with its ideal acoustic. Alongside the Great Hall of the Musikverein, the hall was the only other in Vienna which was exclusively dedicated to concert performance.
Many of the best-known musicians of the age performed repeatedly in the Ehrbarsaal, such as Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, Max Reger, Pietro Mascagni, Josef Helmesberger, Ignaz Brüll and Gustav Mahler.
The Ehrbar Hall is the perfect venue for concert performances with its unique acoustic & beautiful design!
• The “Haus der Musik” (House of Music), an interactive discovery museum located in the former Palais of Archduke Charles and awarded the Austrian Museum Prize for innovative design.
It presents a very special way to enjoy music – a unique high-tech voyage of discovery into the phenomenon of music – where sounds become visible, organ pipes may be walked on and visitors can become virtual conductors and composers.
The Haus der Musik offers a very unique ambiance for concert performances, both attracting museum visitors and music lovers!
• The Jewish Museum of Vienna has shone in new splendor since October 2011. In addition to the complete conversion of the building in Dorotheergasse, the contents of the permanent exhibitions and the display depot have also been redesigned.
It is a place of social interaction, a place for meeting, communication and discussion.
The concert will take place right in the middle of one of the exhibitions, creating a very unique ambiance for musicians and audience.
The Minoritenkirche, formal name: Italienische Nationalkirche Maria Schnee (English: Greyfriars Church or Minorite Church, formal "Italian National Church of Mary of the Snows") is a church built in French Gothic style in the Altstadt or First District of Vienna, Austria.
The church is frequently used for concerts and is situated next to the Hofburg Palace, the offices of the President and Prime Minister of Austria and the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs.
Further photos of Minoritenkirche: www.minoritenkirche-wien.info/daten/innere.htm
• United Nations Office Vienna (UNOV), the third United Nations Headquarters after New York and Geneva
• Schloss Halbturn, the most important baroque building of the province of Burgenland, once summer residence of the Emperor
• Groß Siegharts - Festival hall
Gross-Siegharts is a town located in the northwestern reaches of Lower Austria near the town of Gmünd.
Nature and culture, history and tradition and a very appreciative and welcoming audience awaits our SCL participants here.
The well-tended castle park surrounds Groß-Siegharts castle in the heart of the town. The castle, which dates from the 12th century, is the seat of local government.
• Bad Tatzmannsdorf - Parish Church and Community Hall
Bad Tatzmannsdorf situated in the province Burgenland is one of Austria’s most important spa centers. The town has a lot of different museums and other cultural attractions, the concerts will take place at the catholic parish church and/ or the Community Hall of Bad Tatzmannsdorf.