Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert in Sarasota
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
A five-star New Year's Concert for the whole family
Sunday, December 29, 2024 7:00pm
Based on Vienna's beloved Neujahrskonzert
29 year old tradition with hundreds of performances
Thousands of returning patrons
European singers & dancers
Date and time subject to change. Check back later this year for the confirmed date and time.
Cast to be announced
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 29 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 29 years.
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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, USA
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How long is the performance?Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including the intermission.
Where can I see the Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert this year?For a complete list of cities, and to buy tickets, visit www.salutetovienna.com/concerts
What should I wear for the concert? Is there a dress code?New Year's gives a great excuse to get dressed up and make a real occasion of the day! But there is no dress code – come in your finest, or come in smart casual; whatever makes you comfortable!
When should I arrive to the concert?Doors open a half hour before the performance, and we start right on time! Come early, get comfortable, and let Salute to Vienna waltz you into the new year!
Are tickets for Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert refundable?Tickets are non-refundable. Please remember to always buy your tickets from the website linked from this page. Tickets sold by any online scalpers or other websites may be invalid or significantly overpriced.