Monday, December 28, 2015

Salute to Vienna Coming to Disney Hall This Sunday

Salute to Vienna dancers. Attila Glatz Productions. Photo by William Denk


Salute to Vienna
Disney Hall, Los Angeles

After a full season of holiday observances and partying, you may be tempted at the beginning of 2016 to succumb to the blues. To chase them away, my prescription is to take in the Music Center's 'Salute to Vienna' this Sunday afternoon, January 3, at Disney Hall. It’s a live action celebration of Viennese singers, dancers, and orchestra that recreates in our city the famous New Year’s Concert of Vienna.

Musical selections on the program will include Strauss waltzes (of course also the beautiful Blue Danube), polkas, gallops, and operetta melodies. All will evoke the romance -- and a smidgeon of the naughty intrigue -- of Mitteleuropa.

Featured on the program are a glittering cast of singers, beautifully costumed dancers, and the Strauss Symphony of America. Viennese soprano Patricia Nessy (winner of the Berlin Artist Prize and operetta star in Germany) and Canadian tenor Adam Luther (rising star of Canadian opera) will perform with members of the exquisite Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine and the International Champion Ballroom Dancers.

Leading it all is Maestro Bernhard Schneider, whose authentic Viennese credentials have been honed with engagements at the Vienna State Opera, the Graz Opera, and the Salzburg Festival.

'Salute to Vienna' is an enchanting way to celebrate the New Year with the entire family (or it just may provide you some needed respite from said family). Celebrate like it’s 1899 all over again with the ageless beauty of music from Alt Wien.


WHAT: Salute to Vienna celebrates 21 years of New Year’s tradition and returns for the 14th year to The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Web page:

WHERE: The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHEN: Sunday, January 3 at 2:30 pm

TICKET PRICES: $35.00 - $115.00

PURCHASE TICKETS: Call (800) 745-3000. 
Or order on-line and enter in "Salute to Vienna":