In 2013/14, Salute to Vienna celebrates 19 years of ringing in the New Year with its famous simultaneous concert series. Modeled after Vienna’s Neujahrskonzert tradition, Salute to Vienna offers the lilting waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries. Its European dancers bring those waltzes to life, and its singers—hand-picked from Europe's finest opera-houses—complete the celebration perfectly.
Over an action-packed five days this New Year's season, Salute to Vienna will host more than 20 live performances across Canada and the United States. With a brilliant cast of full orchestra, singers, and dancers in each city, Salute to Vienna features a vibrant new program every year.
"A Salute to Vienna" in Vienna!
Catch a glimpse of the grandeur of this magnificent concert series on public television! A Salute to Vienna was recorded live in the historic Wiener Konzerthaus in April 2013. Co-hosted by internationally-renowned mezzo-soprano, Frederica von Stade and Academy Award-winning actor, Maximilian Schell, the evening featured over 130 performers including the Symphony Orchestra of the Volksoper, Vienna, The Vienna Boys Choir, several singers, including special guest Russell Watson, and dancers from the Association Vienna State Opera Ballet. Don't miss the show on public television. Check your local listings.
Photo: Alexander Steinitz with dancers from the Europaballett – St. Poelten (Austria)
Salute to Vienna, Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto. Photo by: Barry Roden
December 29, 2013–January 5, 2014
Salute to Vienna, at various venues across
Canada and USA
November 1, 2014 8PM
Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY,
at Royal Albert Hall, London, England