Monday, December 26, 2022

"Salute To Vienna" Returns to LA and Costa Mesa

PREVIEW: “Salute To Vienna” New Year's Concert

Glatz Concert Productions
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles

With Nutcracker and Messiah performances popping back like Yuletide poinsettias for Christmas 2022 after the long Covid shutdown, can that other holiday classic, the “Salute to Vienna” New Year's Concert, be far behind?

Conductor Nir Kabaretti.
Patterned by promoters Attila and Marion Glatz after the cherished Viennese “Neujahrskonzert,” simultaneous productions of “Salute to Vienna” have for a quarter of a century toured North American cities between late December and early January.

A fixture in southern California for the last decade or thereabouts, this echt-Viennese music-cum-dance extravaganza (that does not require air tickets to Austria!) comes to Costa Mesa’s Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on the afternoon of January 1, and then LA’s Walt Disney Concert Hall the following afternoon, January 2.

Soprano Juliet Petrus.
The celebrated Israeli-born conductor Nir Kabaretti will lead the Strauss Symphony of America, with British soprano Juliet Petrus, Mexican tenor Jorge Garza, champion ballroom dancers, and members of the San Diego Ballet. The musical program weaves select solos from The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, and The Gypsy Princess with high energy overtures and favourite waltzes and polka from the golden age of Vienna’s musical history.

Tenor Jorge Garza.
Joining the full orchestral forces of the Strauss Symphony of America, the star-studded cast of singers and dancers (costumed in both ballroom and ballet styles) will whisk the audience through a journey of romantic vignettes that, by faithful tradition, always include Johann Strauss II's "Blue Danube" waltz and his father Johann Strauss I's "Radetzky March."

We are so pleased to be able to return this remarkable production to nine U.S. cities this year,” said producer Attila Glatz. “It brings us such joy to see how these performances can uplift and inspire audiences, and we hope that families of all ages will be able to enjoy ringing in the new year in such an iconic space as Walt Disney Concert Hall!

For a flavor of the kind of show in store, catch the video trailer of the televised "Salute to Vienna" performance at Vienna’s Konzerthaus in 2013,. After a couple of years filled with challenges, you may be ready for a little escapism to kick 2023 off like it’s 1899 all over again!


Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 2:30 pm Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.
Tickets from $49.50 available here or here, or phone 714-556-2787.

Monday, January 2, 2023, at 3:00 pm The LA Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Tickets from $49.50 available here or here, or phone 323-850-2000.

Photos: Performers: Chris Lee, courtesy Glatz Concert Productions; Nir Kabaretti, Juliet Petrus, Jorge Garza: artist websites.

Attila Glatz Concert Productions, founded in 1987, produces, promotes, and manages classical, jazz, folk, country, movie, and video game music performances worldwide. For more information, click here.

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