There’s this one great thing to do while being in Vienna and you’ll even be able to impress your friends by telling that you’ve enjoyed classic music in THE city of classic vibes. Listening to music, paying nothing and showing your interest in Vienna’s musical pride to be at the same time. Sounds great? Literally.
A while ago, searching for a possibility to listen to Vienna’s music students I kindly got invited to join one of Vienna’s Musical University’s (MDW) ‘Klassenabende’. The principle is simple: Groups of music students get to present their artistic and creative progress in public, on a regular basis.
As, mostly, there are not too many people watching these shows, you’re welcome to enjoy their appearance in one of those many beautiful chambers of Vienna’s Music University.
Besides from Piano, Clarinet, Viola and Organ Klassenabende there’s a great variety of acoustic matinees, vocals soirees and music brunches (calorie- and greaseless, of course) being communicated over their website. And as Music University is situated right next to Belvedere you’re likely to have a great view from the show room as well.
Classic or contemporary music and Viennese architecture. And the best thing about it: It doesn’t cost anything.
!! Here’s the way to go on the (for now only German) website:
Get to the webpage -> hit “VERANSTALTUNGEN” -> hit “STUDIENKONZERTE” -> you’ll see a list of happenings, most words in German are quite similar to the name of the instrument, like: Gitarre = Guitar