Salute to Vienna - New Year's Concert
Salute to Vienna brings the vibrant Viennese bombast to The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Lane N Bethesda, MD 20852) on December 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm.
Salute to Vienna celebrates 19 years of New Year’s tradition, rounding off the holiday season with its famous simultaneous concert series. Modeled after Vienna’s Neujahrskonzert tradition, Salute to Vienna answers the question of “what should we do at New Year’s” for over 40,000 people across North America every year.
The show is light-hearted and full of energy: a full orchestra offers the lilting waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries, costumed dancers bring those waltzes to life, and singers–hand-picked from Europe's finest opera-houses–present stories of love, romance, and comedy to eager audiences in the most prestigious concert halls across the continent.
The performance this year at the Strathmore featured the Strauss Symphony of America conducted by Viennese conductor Christian Schultz, along with soprano Monika Rebholz and tenor Brian Cheney. Dancers included the Europaballett-St. Pölten and members of the International Champion Ballroom Dancers.