The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra brings the spirit of Vienna to town, recreating the Vienna Philharmonic’s famous New Year’s Day concert on Friday 25 October, 8pm and Saturday 26 October, 8pm at the Festival Theatre.
One of the most popular classical music events in the world, the concert takes place each year on the morning of 1 January in Vienna’s Musikverein. One of the world’s great conductors steps on to the podium to lead the orchestra in the waltzes and polkas of the Strauss family.
Originating during a dark period of Austria’s history, these concerts were initially conceived for a local audience as a reminder of better times and a source of hope for the future. Today millions of people throughout the world are inspired by the light-hearted yet great character of this music, and draw joy and optimism for the New Year ahead. The worldwide television broadcast now reaches an estimated audience of 50 million in over 80 countries.
In October the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will bring to life this extraordinary event, together with ASO favourites, conductor Guy Noble and soprano Antoinette Halloran. The program will include The Beautiful Blue Danube and other classics by Johann Strauss; Tritsch-Tratsch Polka and Thunder and Lightning Polka. One of Australia’s most accomplished and best-loved sopranos, Halloran will perform arias by Mozart and the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein piece, Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music.
The ASO is proud to support the Palliative Care Council of SA with this concert partnership.
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