The multi-award-winning clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Ulrich Drechsler is a wanderer between the musical worlds. Now he presents his new work "Liminal Zone" over a period of one year. In three independent projects with three different casts and three programmes. He uses the impressions that have influenced him most in recent years: neo-classicism, Scandinavian minimalism and British Trip Hop & Ambient.


Subscriptions 2018/19

On March 21, 2018, Dr. Ing. Thomas Angyan, director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, presented the subscription programme of the season 2018/19.

Starting this day, you can renew your existing subscriptions or book new ones directly on the website. Please log in on Your reservations are available immediately under "My Reservations" and can be added to the shopping basket. If you encounter problems while logging in, you will find an overview of the possible solutions under Registration / Log-in further down on the page.

Please note that the sale of subscriptions in the Four New Halls will start later.

Subscriptionbroschure (PDF)

Innovation in the order process:

With the season 2018/19 new orders for the subscriptions Allegretto and capriccio! are only possible via

Direkt link to the list of subscriptions.

"Now they sound again"

"Now they sound again" - some of the nine hundred historical instruments from the collections of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. In 2017, the focus of the concert series lay on instruments from the time of Maria Theresia, whose 300th birthday was be celebrated in this year, and compositions that are directly related to her: instrumental music at the imperial court, arias and sacred works composed for Maria Theresia and also sung by her, as well as works dedicated to her and her family.

In a relaxed atmosphere, with a podium placed in the center of the hall, acoustic insights became possible in Maria Theresa's musical world. Archive director Otto Biba guided through the program - and offered some exciting information in the "Friends of Music" article "Altes, neu gehört" (German only).

Thomas Angyan presents the subscriptions 2017/18

The subscriptions of the season 2017/18 can be found here