Vienna, city of dreams…

As sweet as apple strudel and as fizzy as champagne, it simply wouldn’t be New Year without the music of Johann Strauss and friends! There’ll be elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and good old-fashioned operetta romance. So let the CBSO and Austrian maestro Christoph Koncz whirl you back to a more glamorous age, as we raise a glass to the start of another great year of music. Prosit!

About Viennese New Year

Where Have I Heard it Before?

Stanley Kubrick used Strauss's beloved The Blue Danube to give audiences a chance to marvel at the Earth from afar in 2001: A Space Odyssey. For those who'd rather travel in time than space, you'll know this piece from the many period dramas where it can be heard drifting from a ballroom.

The Blue Danube Strauss

Programme to include...

  • Smetana, The Bartered Bride: Overture, Lehár, The Merry Widow: Vilja Lied, Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Overture, Lehár, Giuditta: Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß, Strauss, On the Beautiful Blue Danube and more! 


  • Christoph Koncz

  • Photograph of Francesca Chiejina smiling.

    Francesca Chiejina