Musik & Theater

The ASO Winter Concert
The Vienna Academic Symphony Orchestra, from the Vienna University of Economics and Business / Conductor: George Jackson

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“Out of 22,000 WU students, there must be enough keen amateur musicians to form an orchestra”, thought two business academics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). And so in 1991 they formed the Vienna Academic Symphony Orchestra (ASO). The ASO made its debut under Martin Braun, performing works by the baroque masters in WU in Vienna, and in nearby churches. The concerts were a success: the orchestra gained more members, and students joined from other faculties. Ultimately, the orchestra’s increased size also allowed it to work on full-scale classical and romantic symphonies. In 1995 the orchestra set out on its first foreign tour to France (Lyon, Paris and Strasbourg). This was followed by tours to Prague, Berlin, St. Pölten, Trieste and Opatija. The ASO has consistently championed the cause of cultural exchange through close collaboration with local choirs and orchestras. Since February 2012 the ASO has performed under the baton of Lorenzo Viotti.


Ralph Vaughan Williams
Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”

Julie von Webenau: “Frag den Mond”. Lieder for soprano, mezzo-soprano and baritone – premire performance in collaboration with the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna (mdw – Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien)

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No.1, Op.39 in E  minor

  • conductor: George Jackson
  • soprano: Tamara Ivaniš
  • mezzosoprano: Irena Weber
  • baritone: Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger