STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF AMERICA

featuring The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra

Alastair Willis, Conductor (London)

Michaëla Oeste, Soprano (Berlin)

Norman Reinhardt, Tenor (Vienna)

Dancers from First State Ballet Theatre

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PROGRAMME

Franz von Suppé

Overture to Light Cavalry

 

Emmerich Kálmán

“Heia in den Bergen,” from Gypsy Princess

Soprano

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Emperor Waltzes

Ballet

 

Emmerich Kálmán

“Grüß mir mein Wien,” from Countess Maritza

Tenor

 

Josef Strauss

Feuerfest Polka, Op. 269

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Wer uns getraut?” from Gypsy Baron

Duet

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Vergnügungszug Polka, Op. 281

Ballet

 

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Emmerich Kálmán

Overture to Countess Maritza

 

Emmerich Kálmán

“Höre ich Zigeunergeigen,” from Countess Maritza

Soprano

 

Franz Lehár

Ballsirenen Waltzes, Op. 335

Ballet

 

Franz Lehár

“Dein ist mein ganzes Herz,” from Land of Smiles

Tenor

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Bauern Polka, Op. 276

 

Franz Lehár

“Lippen schweigen,” from Merry Widow

Duet

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Freikugeln Polka, Op. 326

ARTISTS

Alastair Willis

Conductor (London)

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Alastair Willis is Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor and Music Advisor of the New Directions series at the Symphonia in Boca Raton.
As a guest conductor, he has worked with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. This season, he returns to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. His recording of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges with the Nashville Symphony was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Album in 2009.

Michaëla Oeste

Soprano (Berlin)

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Praised for her “crystalline voice” by Altamusica.com, Micaëla Oeste has circled the globe in concert with Maestro Plácido Domingo, including performances with the philharmonic orchestras of Tokyo and Baden-Baden, the Stockholm Sinfonietta, and the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra for the opening of the Royal Opera House of Muscat.
On the operatic stage, Ms. Oeste has performed with the Washington National Opera as Oscar in Un ballo in maschera and Nanetta in Falstaff, the Los Angeles Opera as Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo as the title role in Amelia al ballo. She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Opera Theatre, and Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.

Norman Reinhardt

Tenor (Vienna)

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Tenor Norman Reinhardt enjoys acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Recent role highlights include Alfonso at Teatro Regio Torino, Pollione at Staatsoper Stuttgart, Adolar at Theater an der Wien, Lurcanio in Monte-Carlo, and Flamand at Teatro Real. 
A graduate from Houston Grand Opera Studio, he has an ongoing relationship with the company in addition to having been a member of the ensemble at Oper Leipzig. Reinhardt has performed with San Francisco Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Bregenz Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Semperoper Dresden and the Staatsoper Hamburg.
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MESSAGE FROM ALEXANDER VAN DER BELLEN, FEDERAL PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

Austria’s longstanding tradition of welcoming the New Year with music is a celebration that is enjoyed all over the world, transcending cultures and joining families together with the universal language of music. As Federal President of the Republic of Austria, I am pleased to welcome you to this concert and hope the joyful sights and sounds you’re about to experience bring you a step closer to our beautiful city of Vienna. I wish you all a happy start to 2022.
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MESSAGE FROM CO-FOUNDERS AND PRODUCERS, MARION AND ATTILA GLATZ

Welcome to Salute to Vienna. We are delighted to have you join us in this beautiful celebration of music, song, and dance. 

 

After a year like no other, it is with sincere pleasure that we announce the return of Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert. This holiday season, the beloved tradition will return to many of our annual concert hall locations across the continent.Never in our wildest dreams could we have imagined the profound challenges we have all just experienced, collectively.

Across the globe, the pandemic has impacted all areas of our lives. But a New Year is upon us. It is a time for reflection, certainly. However, it is also a moment we choose to celebrate with soaring music, exquisite dance, and beloved traditions that continue to endure, even through difficult times. Salute to Vienna New Year's Concert has always represented a hopeful tomorrow. It is more than a concert: it is a celebration of everything that makes life beautiful.

Together, let us raise a glass to a hopeful new chapter, while we waltz into a New Year, together. 


Marion and Attila Glatz

 

Founders of Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert

Recipients of the Austrian Government’s Decoration of Merit in Gold in recognition of their promotion of Viennese musical traditions