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Concerts for children, teenagers and families

2023/24 | 2024/25

At the Musikverein, children, young people and families have immersed themselves in a varied program for over 30 years. The lovingly staged concerts are unique: they are created in close co-operation with selected artists directly in and for the house – and our young audience. Each concert series is provided with an age recommendation and thus responds to children’s and young people’s needs. Playing along, dancing and singing along play an essential role at all concerts because musical development goes hand in hand with one’s actions.

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Illustration by Edith Carron

© Julia Wesely

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Dodo und Tatz

When Dodo and Tatz invite you home, there’s something for your ears! During the concert, young and old alike can move freely around the room to listen to the music, sing under guidance, or sit, listen, and be amazed – just about anything goes on in our music playground.

A production of the Musikverein Wien.
Concerts for babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age.

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Topolina

Alberto and the musical mouse Topolina, experience miniature musical adventures in the colourful everyday life of mice. The mouse girl with the pink ribbon on her head travelled from Italy to Vienna many years ago in a box of lettuce. She particularly enjoys making music, dancing and singing – mainly when she is actively supported by the musicians and you, dear children. A presto!

A production of the Musikverein Wien.
Concerts for audiences aged 3 years of age and over.

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Sebastian und das Tontelefon

With catchy songs on their lips and a lot of mischief in their necks, sound researcher Sebastian and inventor Dr Willy Witzwurm embark on new adventures in the land of music. Once again, Sebastian’s tuning fork, the legendary audio telephone, is a great help to the friends. Nomination for the STELLA Performing Arts Prize for Young Audiences 2023!

A production of the Musikverein Wien.
Concerts for audiences aged 3 years of age and over.

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Agathes Wunderkoffer

A gentle breeze tickles Agathe’s ear. How soft the wind sounds! Agathe wants to touch, catch, and hold him tight, but the wind won’t let her. He nimbly sits down in the trees, hides in instruments, books and on a colourful meadow of flowers. Or is there even a mysterious breeze hiding in Agathe’s suitcase of wonders?

A production of the Musikverein Vienna.
Concerts for audiences aged 4 years of age and over.

© Julia Wesely

© Igor Ripak

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Albertos Abenteuer

Alberto and his musical friends, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, plunge into three great adventures again. They experience unique stories that come to life on a large screen using colourful illustrations. And this time, too, the help of all of you is needed when singing, dancing and playing together on stage. Because this is the only way to make the adventures a reality!

A production of the Musikverein Vienna.
Concerts for children from 5 years of age.

Illustration by Edith Carron

Allegretto

“Allegretto”, the classic of our children’s concerts, has brought great musical stories for the whole family to the stage of the Brahms Saal for more than 30 years. Four fairytale productions are on the program: The Strottern and puppeteer Christoph Bochdansky tell a heart-warming story about the happiness of true friendship in their latest project, “Fuchs und Bär haben einen Plan”. An elephant, a lion and a giraffe even want to save the world in “The Conference of the Animals”, a brilliant narrative concert based on Erich Kästner’s classic children’s book. “Cinderella” brings the well-known Grimm’s fairy tale to the stage in an enchanting new version with Prokofiev’s piano music, drama, ballet dance and video projections. And finally, we dream ourselves into magical, fantastic dreamscapes to Schumann’s famous piano work “Kinderszenen” – into a world in which anything is possible …

A production of the Musikverein Vienna.
Concerts for audiences aged 6 years of age and over.

Illustration by Edtih Carron

Flashlight Tours

The long-serving hall master, Robert “Effi” Effenberger, a descendant of the legendary Rudolf Effenberger, will guide you through the quiet and abandoned Musikverein building. Quiet? Leave? Reigning baton times! Someone wanders through the venerable house and stirs up Effi’s meticulously planned lectures. Notennerkuckuckswetter … This is outrageous, outrageous, who dares? Effi wants clarity – so pull out flashlights, and off we go! Holy music stand, who is it? During the staged flashlight tour through the Musikverein, unique objects from our in-house music collection, historical personalities, and their stories are interactively brought into focus.

Dates 2024/25

Sales for these events start on 4.11.2024 for members.

The general advance sale begins on 11.11.2024.

  • Sat 4.1.2025, 13.00/15.00/17.00 h
Archive for children, young people and families.
A production of the Musikverein Vienna. For everyone from 6 years of age.

Illustration by Edith Carron

Capriccio

Three concerts for young and adults, but above all, curious audiences open up unique musical worlds. The motto is: anything but ordinary! The concert series will be opened by the exceptional musicians Igudesman & Joo, whose comedy concerts inspire millions of classical music fans worldwide. They are celebrating their 20th stage anniversary in a very special way: with their last joint program “CODA – The Final Nightmare Music” in the Golden Hall. At the same venue, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will cast a spell over the greatest love stories of all time from famous stage works and films in a grand moderated orchestral concert: “Love is in the Air”. Most recently, cellist Eckart Runge, pianist Jacques Ammon and the pantomime duo
Bodecker & Neander travel to France in a concert full of astonishing optical illusions in search of the much-vaunted “Esprit Français”.

Concerts for audiences aged ten and over.

Our offer for families in the 2024/25 season.