Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

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Photo from Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra New Years Concert (photo: Jun Keller)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra New Years Concert (photo: Jun Keller)
One of the worlds foremost institutions of classical music, Rolex has been the exclusive partner of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008 and exclusive sponsor of their New Years Concert since 2009. The Orchestra was founded in 1842 and is considered one of the finest orchestras in the world.

The New Years Concert has been been performed for over 70 years on the morning of January first every year, usually showcasing the music of Johann Strauss. It is broadcast live from Vienna's Musikverein to over 90 countries. The video below shows the 2016 celebration conducted by Grammy Award winner Mariss Jansons.

Another event presented by the Vienna Philharmonic is the Summer Night Concert, usually held in the months of May or June with 100,000 people gathering in the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn. The open air performance as been sponsored by Rolex since 2009. For more information on the Vienna Philharmonic including performances on DVD, historical information and schedule, visit


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