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Smelling the Roses

A Botanical Tour of North America

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Anyone who’s attended Salute to Vienna knows it’s not just a concert. Okay, it’s true; the waltzes, overtures, arias, and duets of Strauss and his contemporaries are the evening’s main event. But the experience of the New Year’s Concert is enriched by visual elements, including intricate and unique floral arrangements. Local florists in each of our concert cities create elaborate, one-of-a-kind floral arrangements to emulate the design of Vienna’s annual Neujahrskonzert, which uses more than 30,000 individual flowers in its production each year!