Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert Chicago

Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center

Sunday, December 27, 2020 at 2:30 PM

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Glorious music, swirling

skirts, & lively bouquets!

Escape to Vienna’s Golden Age!

Waltz into the new year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, now a North American Tradition! This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming with energy, merriment, and romance, and is a glorious re-creation of the beloved Neujahrskonzert, the concert that has welcomed the New Year for more than 80 years in Vienna and all over the world.  


Led by a witty and charming conductor who is an expert in Viennese music, Salute to Vienna features a European cast of singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet that brings to life the music of Johann Strauss. Backed by the Strauss Symphony, the performance is rich with selections from beloved operettas, elegant dances, lively overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube Waltz. Celebrate the start of the New Year with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert!

Salute to Vienna

New Year's Concert

is a splash of colour and

a celebration of life.

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Reinhold F. Krammer, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria in Chicago for Illinois


I am delighted and honored to welcome the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert to Chicago. My family and I have personally enjoyed the performances over the years and we are very much looking forward to this year’s concert. The performers of Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert do an amazing job of connecting with the audience making it accessible to every level of music lover. The energy that is felt by the music and dancing is palpable and yet the performance feels light hearted, always an enjoyable experience. I appreciate and thank the organizers for bringing Salute to Vienna again to Chicago and exposing its attendees to the brilliant musical legacy of Vienna.

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert 

The Facts by Number

Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert 

The Facts by Number

The first concert was held in Toronto in 1995

125 ballet and ballroom dancers, conductors, sopranos, and tenors take the stage every season

Every Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is about 2.5 hours long

Last season, 10 unique casts performed 
24 concerts over 7 days

19 is the average number of pieces performed in a concert (including the beloved encores!)

Every year 10 separate orchestras are each shipped over 5,000 pages of music

There have been 192 
Salute to Vienna New Year's Concerts produced in Canada and 
355 in the United States

Each orchestra has approximately 65 members

The 2019-2020 season marks our 25 anniversary

Important Details
  • The concert is about 2.5 hours long

  • When you request tickets through this page, or by phone from Attila Glatz Concert Productions, you may not receive the physical tickets until November. Rest assured they will be on their way to you!

  • WC or ADA seating requests should be made through the venue box office

  • Tickets should only be reserved through this website or purchased from the venue or the venue's authorized seller, not ticket re-sellers

  • Show date, time, and cast are subject to change without notice

The Venue

Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center

220 South Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604, USA

Box Office Phone: 1 (800) 223-7114 Phone Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5 PM | Sun 11-3 PM

Box Office in person hours: Mon-Sat 12-6 PM | Sun 12-4 PM