Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert in Hamilton
FirstOntario Concert Hall
A five-star New Year's Concert for the whole family
December 30, 2023 2:30 PM
Based on Vienna's beloved Neujahrskonzert
28 year old tradition with hundreds of performances
Thousands of returning patrons
European singers & dancers
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Cast – Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert 2023/2023
The Strauss Symphony of Canada
Budapest Dance Ensemble and International Champion Ballroom Dancers
Imre Kollár (Budapest)
Katharina Ruckgaber (Vienna)
Thomas Weinhappel (Vienna)
THE DRAMA OF STRAUSS
Escape to Vienna’s Golden Age!
Run Time: 2h 15m including intermission
Genre: Classical, Operetta & Ballet
Sung in German, English & Hungarian
Salute to Vienna -A rich cultural experience
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, now a 26 year tradition.
Listen & explore
The musical program weaves select solos from Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, and The Gypsy Princess with high energy, overtures and favourite waltzes and polka from the golden age of Vienna’s musical history. The music is easily recognizable and broadly appealing for a wide range of music lovers.
Voice of critics
"A rousing afternoon of music and dance"
– Washington Post (2021)
"A lavish production blending the beauty of dance, orchestral music, and vocal selections"
– Eloise Marie Valadez, NWI Times (2017)
"Like dollops of whipped cream over Sacher torte"
– John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune (2005)
One million audience members
in the last 26 years.
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