The Vienna Philharmonic will perform for the second time in the Mozart Hall

The Vienna Philharmonic will celebrate the 30 years of the Zaragoza Auditorium in a special season

The Great Concert Season will start on October 2 with the Vienna Philharmonic and will end on June 20, 2025 with big names such as the pianist Lang Lang or the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

Cristina Morte Landa Wednesday, May 29, 2024 / 08:59

It has been the cradle of classical music for three decades, of orchestras, pianists and musicians of national and international prestige who could not miss “one of the best acoustics on the planet”, in the words of the mayor of Zaragoza, Natalia Chueca. The Zaragoza Auditorium blows out its 30 candles in October and to celebrate it has organized its most ambitious Great Concert Season. In fact, so ambitious is it that it will kick off on October 2 with something extraordinary, the Vienna Philharmonic in the Mozart Hall for the second time in its history. The most renowned orchestra in the world will present Stravinsky’s Apollon Musagète for the first time in the history of the Auditorium.

This will be the first of a total of 17 concerts (one of them non-subscription) that will be held until June 20, 2025 and will bring together some of the most recognized national and international orchestras on the musical scene. From the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic to the Chinese pianist Lang Lang or the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.

On October 31, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich will perform, with its conductor Paavo Järvi and the Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili, one of the most renowned soloists in the world who will perform Prokofiev’s violin concerto number 2 with a Guarneri from 1739.

Another of the most notable concerts of this season will be that of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, on November 12 . This is one of the most successful ensembles among Nordic orchestras and will perform a very popular Finnish program, with works by Rachmaninoff and Sibelius. Directed by the best Finnish conductor of the moment, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and with the Argentine Nelson Goernet on piano, it is one of the oldest professional symphony orchestras in the Nordic countries.

The Orfeón Donostiarra together with Adda Simfònica Alicante return to Zaragoza this season after the memorable concert in 2023 when they opted for Beethoven’s 9th symphony. This year it will be a Fuera de Abono concert on December 3, with the renowned Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

On December 4, Russian virtuoso violinist Maxim Vengerov will perform at the Mozart Hall accompanied by Roustem Saïtkoulov on piano.   On December 17, the Mozart room of the Auditorium will host the first performance of the resident groups included in this program: The Musicians of His Highness and the Amici Musicae Choir with the interpretation of a complete program by JS Bach (cantatas and concertos) and on the 17th In January it will be the turn of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain.


On February 3, the 50th anniversary Gala of The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic will be celebrated. It is an exemplary ensemble in which each member always gives their best to do justice to the music and the enormous prestige of the legendary philharmonic ensemble to which they belong. This special concert includes in its program works by composers as diverse as Klengel, Blacher, Williams, Giraud Piazzolla and Paul McCartney, among others.

On February 12 it will be the turn of the Orchester de la Suisse Romande , under the direction of Jonathan Nott, whose concert will be closed by the Japanese violinist Midori performing Sibelius’s violin concerto in D minor with an “ex-Huberman” Guarnerius del Gesú from 1734.

On February 25, the Radio Cologne Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Mozart Hall of the Auditorium . Conducted by the Colombian Andrés Orozco-Estrada and with the most renowned Spanish cellist of the moment, Pablo Ferrández, and on March 3 it will be the Della Scala Philharmonic that will take the stage to present its full potential as one of the three great pit orchestras of the world.

On March 24, Al Ayre Español will perform a Tribute to Alessandro Scarlatti on the 300th anniversary of his death in Naples. Another of the relevant performances on the program will be on April 1 with the Philarmonía Orchestra (London), directed by the Finnish percussionist Santtu-Matías Rouvali and with the most international Spanish pianist, Javier Perianes.

Perhaps the most anticipated solo performance of the entire cycle will arrive on April 29 with the return to the Mozart Hall of the Chinese pianist Lang Lang, the most prominent figure in current classical music. In fact, such is his fame that he is heralded by the New York Times as “the most popular artist on the planet.” On May 6 it will be the turn of the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra to bring to Zaragoza for the first time the most talented Italian pianist of the moment, Beatrice Rana.

After having enjoyed the Vienna Philharmonic, it will be the turn on June 6 of the Vienna Symphony conducted by Petr Popelka with Renard Capuçon on violin. The season will close on June 20, highlighting the work of the Reino de Aragón Orchestra, a resident of the Auditorium since 2017. This performance, which puts the finishing touch to one of the best seasons in the history of the Auditorium, shows that the category of the musicians of the Zaragoza Auditorium is at the level of a program that includes the best performers in the world. Directed by Ricardo Casero, they will perform Verdi’s Requiem together with the Amici Musicae Choir.


This year the subscription renewal period will be from Monday, June 3 to Sunday, June 9 (both inclusive) in the Auditorium office lobby from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Likewise, the new available tickets will be on sale on Wednesday, June 12 and Thursday, June 13, only at the Auditorium box office. From Friday, June 14 to Sunday, September 1 (both inclusive), season tickets can be purchased at

The price of the passes will range between 233 and 827 euros, depending on the area chosen. Half-season tickets will also be on sale, ranging between 142 and 510 euros from Tuesday, September 2 to Sunday, September 8.