In the summer of 2002 some members of the Vienna Symphony were asked if they would give a Benefit Concert in support of a project for the Street Children of Rumania.
The programme compiled spontaneously of classical instrumental works from Johann Strauss to Helmut Qualtinger was so popular with the audience that the orchestral musicians felt inspired to continue working together.
They founded the ensemble „Wiener Facetten (Facets of Vienna)" - and the name stands also for their programmatic intentions: all the typical aspects of the Viennese style of music making are presented on the highest artistic level, from the Vienna classics to a modern Viennese song.
Joseph Haydn is heard beside Georg Danzer, Johann Strauss alongside Arik Brauer and Gerhard Bronner. The period in which the pieces originate plays no part: Just the „true Viennese" tradition of performance, its sound and its mentality.
The stylistic variety as well as the use of various instruments makes a wide spectrum of music available ranging from the so-called sophisticated to easy listening. The symphonists are performers in the best sense: they make music with an incredible enthusiasm and get reacquainted with Vienna and it´s music every day.
Numerous concerts, from appearances at the Viennese wean hean song festival and the Lower Austrian Schrammel Klang festival through to those at major concert houses and festivals throughout Europe, and the artistically interesting programme with high audience appeal highlight why the Wiener Facetten are reputed to be one of the leading ensembles of lively Viennese music.