Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert Philadelphia

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:30 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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Tom Wolf, Governor of Pennsylvania


It is my pleasure to welcome the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert to Philadelphia for its twenty-fifth anniversary. Pennsylvania thrives on its vibrant cultural landscape, which makes the commonwealth a fitting venue for this internationally acclaimed performance. I am certain that this thrilling event will continue to inspire joy and optimism in our citizens as we approach the promise of a new year. As Governor, I am pleased to welcome Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert. Please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable event and prosperous New Year.


Gregory Montanaro, Honorary Consul of Austria in Philadelphia


I extend my warmest greetings to you all as we celebrate with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert on the stage of Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. I would like to express my sincere thanks to all involved for their dedication and commitment to this spectacular event over the past decade. With this concert, we bring Vienna to Philadelphia! It is thrilling to see Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert’s talented performers from around the world represent the timeless tradition of the New Year’s Concert, alongside our own wonderful musicians. It is my hope that this will become a long-standing tradition in Philadelphia, one of the capitals of cultural life and musical expression in North America. I wish you all a very peaceful, happy and prosperous New Year.

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

Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

300 South Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Box Office Phone: (215) 893-1999, Daily 9 AM-8 PM

Box Office Hours: Daily 10 AM-6 PM