Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert returns to Chicago

Sunday, December 29, 2019

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Salute to Vienna, Chicago, Illinois, December 30, 2017 (Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography, 2017)
CHICAGO, Ill. (November 21m 2019) – The music of Johann Strauss and his contemporaries is brought to life each year at the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert in Chicago. The production includes a live symphony orchestra, European singers, ballroom dancers, and ballet, all combining to perform a fresh musical program with a new cast each year. Dedicated to preserving a musical heritage, Salute to Vienna celebrates a gilded age of Viennese music.

Salute to Vienna will once again take place at Orchestra Hall, Symphony Center, on Sunday, December 29, 2019. This year’s performance will be conducted by Maestro Imre Kollár of Budapest, while Vienna’s Sera Gösch and Roman Martin—along with dancers from Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and International Champion Ballroom Dancers—will fill the hall with the sights and sounds of Vienna at the turn of the 20th Century.

Directly inspired by the traditional Neujahrzkonzert, which has been presented every year for more than eight decades in Vienna, Salute to Vienna is also a reminder of the longstanding tradition of the Viennese ball where waltzes and polkas are danced to the music of a live orchestra into the wee hours of the morning. The music of Strauss and his contemporaries is connected to the New Year worldwide. Chicago’s Salute to Vienna has become a 25-year tradition and has earned a dedicated following in North America.

Attila Glanz Productions presents “A Salute to Vienna” at Symphony Center, December 30, 2018 (Photo: Todd Rosenberg Photography, 2018)
Attila Glatz Concert Productions produces, promotes, and manages a variety of classical, jazz, folk, country, movie, and video game music performances worldwide, but the Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert has become their signature production, presented annually in more than 20 cities across North America during the holiday season. Salute to Vienna was recreated at Vienna’s Konzerthaus for PBS, and this concert, featuring more than 130 performers, has aired across North America on public television more than 1,000 times.

For more information, visit glatzconcerts.com or salutetovienna.com.

The Symphony Center at Orchestra Hall is located at 220 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Call 312-294-3000 for more information or to make reservations.

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