Saturday, December 31, 2016, 2:30 PM
Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60604; (312) 294.3000
“…like whipped cream in a cup of good Viennese coffee!”
– Chicago Tribune
Duet-Photo by Wilhelm Denk
SALUTE TO VIENNA NEW YEAR’S CONCERT RETURNS TO SYMPHONY CENTER
CHICAGO, IL: Celebrate and welcome 2017 with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, at Symphony Center. A stunning new program featuring Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow will be performed by the Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Chicago Philharmonic. Enjoy a star-studded cast of acclaimed European singers, and ballet as well as beautifully costumed ballroom dancers that will waltz you through romantic vignettes. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz all over again and clap until the last note of the Radetzky March. Let Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert whisk you away to a place of nostalgia and pleasure.
The cast for Chicago includes the Strauss Symphony of America featuring Chicago Philharmonic; Niels Muus, conductor (Vienna); Lilla Galambos, soprano (Vienna); Thomas Weinhappel, baritone (Vienna); dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and the International Champion Ballroom Dancers.
Salute to Vienna celebrates more than 20 years of New Year’s concerts, rounding off the holiday season with entertaining, light-hearted performances in 24 North American cities this year. More than 40,000 concert-goers will party like it’s 1899 between December 29 and January 3, when Salute to Vienna will kick off 2017 in the 80-year old tradition of Vienna’s world famous “Neujahrskonzert”. Discover the timeless pleasure of Vienna’s most beautiful music for the first time this year, or continue the tradition with 2017’s fresh new cast and concert.
Tickets start at $27 and are available online at www.cso.org or by calling (312) 294.3000
For more information, please visit www.salutetovienna.com or call (416) 323.1403
A Salute to Vienna: Recorded for Public Television
Salute to Vienna returned to the city of its inspiration for a full-house performance at Vienna’s Konzerthaus, co-hosted by internationally-renowned mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade and Academy Award-winning actor, Maximilian Schell. This made-for-public-television concert features more than 130 performers, including the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper, Vienna, The Vienna Boys Choir, world-renowned singers, and dancers from the Association Vienna State Opera Ballet. It has aired more than 1,000 times so far across North America. Watch the video trailer here.
About Attila Glatz Concert Productions
Founded in 1987, Attila Glatz Concert Productions produces, promotes, and manages
classical, jazz, folk, country, movie, and video game music performances worldwide.
For more information, visit www.glatzconcerts.com
Photos: (c) Attila Glatz Concert Productions