Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert 2020
Strauss Symphony of Canada
featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Strauss Symphony of Canada featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
Imre Kollár conductor (Budapest)
Sera Gösch soprano (Vienna)
Roman Martin Tenor (Vienna)
Approx. 2 Hour 30 Minute Performance
VIP Tickets Available
Waltz into 2020 with Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, now a Canadian Tradition! This dazzling performance evokes a golden age of Viennese music, brimming with energy, merriment, and romance. It 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 brings the music of Johann Strauss to life with European singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet. Backed by the Strauss Symphony of Canada, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, 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, delighting audiences in Vancouver for 24 years.
VIP ticket holders experience the concert from the best seats in the house, and are invited to a private post-concert event with the artists for autograph signing. Don’t forget your camera!
Produced by Attila Glatz Concert Productions
Artists subject to change without notice
The Kiev-Aniko Ballet was established in 1997 and is the first professional ballet troupe that performs contemporary choreography in Ukraine. The company is led by artistic director, choreographer, and People’s Artist of Ukraine, Professor Aniko Rekhviashvili. Ms. Rekhviashvili’s choreography is deeply charged with beauty, emotion, the energy of self-expression, and a high level of dance skills which combine in active harmony with the music. From its first performance, the Kiev-Aniko Ballet has been a reputable company throughout the world. It has toured throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom, Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Poland, Turkey, Serbia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Italy, and Spain, as well as in Canada and the United States.
International Champion Ballroom Dancers
These professional ballroom dancers are hand-picked from various ballroom dance companies in Europe, primarily the S(Z)ilver Dance Company, based in Szentes, Hungary. The company is known for producing several of the most successful European dancers who are competing today. Many of the dancers who perform in Salute to Vienna have won medals in international competitions.
The Strauss Symphony of Canada
The Strauss Symphony of Canada is comprised of the finest local musicians including members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The orchestras, along with the stellar European conductors, singers and dancers celebrate the beauty and splendour of the City of Music and the beloved music of Vienna’s “Waltz King”, Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries.