STRAUSS SYMPHONY OF CANADA

featuring The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Campestrini, Conductor (Vienna)

Sera Gösch, Soprano (Vienna)

Thomas Weinhappel, Baritone (Vienna)

Dancers from Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria)

International Champion Ballroom Dancers

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PROGRAMME

Franz von Suppé

Overture to Light Cavalry

 

Franz Lehár 

“Liebe, du Himmel auf Erden,” from Paganini

Soprano

 

Josef Strauss

Dorfschwalben aus Österreich Waltzes, Op. 164

Ballet

 

Franz Lehár

“Da geh’ ich zu Maxim,” from Merry Widow

Baritone

 

Josef Strauss

Plappermäulchen Polka, Op. 245

 

Josef Strauss

Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb und Lust Waltzes, Op. 263

Ballroom

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Das eine kann ich nicht verzeih’n,” from Wiener Blut

Duet

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214

Ballet

 

- INTERMISSION -

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Overture to Indigo und die vierzig Räuber

 

Emmerich Kálmán

“Komm, Zigány,” from Countess Maritza

Baritone

 

Franz Lehár

Gold and Silver Waltzes, Op. 79

Ballet

 

Emmerich Kálmán

“Heia in den Bergen,” from Gypsy Princess

Soprano

 

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Entweder-oder! Polka, Op. 403

Ballroom

 

Franz Lehár

“Lippen schweigen,” from Merry Widow

Duet

 

Josef Strauss

Vorwärts! Polka, Op. 127

ARTISTS

Christoph Campestrini
Conductor (Vienna)

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Christoph Campestrini received his musical education in New York at the Juilliard School and at Yale University.
In 2016, he was appointed Kapellmeister at the prestigious Wiener Hofmusikkapelle, where he regularly conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Vienna Boys Choir, and the male choir of the Wiener Staatsoper. Maestro Campestrini has appeared with 200 orchestras on five continents, including the symphony orchestras of London, Berlin, Moscow, Mexico City, Houston, and Vancouver, as well as the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan.

Sera Gösch

Soprano (Vienna)

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Sera Gösch was engaged as soloist at the Volksoper Wien from 2012-2015. Since then, she has performed at Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus, and State Opera, as well as across the United States, Canada, Russia, Italy, Bulgaria, Slovenia, South Korea, and Taipei.
She has sung Konstanze at Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Het Toneelhuis Antwerpen, and at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. In 2018, she undertook the title role in Salome in a co-production between the Hungarian State Opera and the Budapest Summer Festival, a role she performed again in 2019 at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden. In 2021 after the theatre lockdown in Vienna she returned with concerts at the Wiener Musikverein, and gala performances of both Lulu and Salome in Vienna.

Thomas Weinhappel

Baritone (Vienna)

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Thomas Weinhappel began his musical career as a member of the Vienna Boys Choir before graduating from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. Debuting as Leonetto in Boccaccio at the Bern State Theater, he has since performed roles including Hamlet, Escamillo, Figaro, Papageno, Count Almaviva, and Tarquinius.
He has appeared at such prestigious venues as the Bayerische Staatsoper (Munich), Opéra de Massy (Paris), and the Estates Theatre (Prague). He has also performed in Peking, Singapore, Moscow, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Mr. Weinhappel is the first Austrian opera singer to receive the two most prestigious performing arts awards in the Czech Republic: the Thalia and the Libuska. Most recently, he performed to standing ovations as Wotan (Rheingold and Walküre) in Tulln with Michael Schager in Fall, 2021.
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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