Sydney Opera House to salute Vienna


This means that those visiting Sydney on escorted tours of Australia will not need to purchase tickets to see the performance, which will also be streamed live online by both the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Vienna tourist board, as it is filmed on the western side of Circular Quay.

The symphony orchestra will be collaborating with the Vienna tourist board in order to pay homage to the world capital of classical music. The event will be broadcast on February 4th and has been described by the Sydney Morning Herald as the Vivid Sydney Festival coming early, but with ‘more strings’.

A powerful mix of orchestra performance and imagery of Vienna

To accompany the projected footage of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in concert, there will also be imagery presenting the impressive architecture of the city and the art nouveau movement, including artworks from painter Gustav Klimt. For example, a 3D project of his famous piece The Tree of Life will be among the projections.

Creative director of Ample Projects, Nicholas Tory and his team, who have won multiple awards for previous creations, will be running the Visions of Vienna concert. Referred to by himself as a ‘ground breaking project’, there will be 14 different cameras of all shapes and sizes inside the concert hall, in order to present a fantastic viewing experience for all watching.

Providing a ‘friendly wave’ to the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s musical counterparts, the concert aims to salute the many institutions in the Austrian capital, as well as allow audiences to learn more about Vienna, also known as the ‘city of music’.

The concert can be viewed both live in Sydney and online at 8pm (AEST).

Image Credit: Paxtons Camera Video Digital (Flickr.com)