BSO: New Year Gala
Thu 02 Jan 2014
£12.50 - £36.50
Programme to include:
J Strauss II : Waldmeister (Overture)
J Strauss II : Tik-Tak Polka
J Strauss II : Pleasure Train Polka
J Strauss II : At the Hunt Polka
J Strauss II : Emperor Waltz
J Strauss II : Treasure Waltz
J Strauss II : The Blue Danube
Conductor : Gunther Bauer-Schenk
Soloist: Fiona Murphy (Soprano)
Johann Strauss II is the king of the waltz and New Year’s Day has become synonymous with the elegance of Viennese style and grandeur. Join the BSO and Günther Bauer-Schenk and escape to a world of glittering dance-halls in a concert filled with memorable polkas, marches, gallops and waltzes. With the power of a full symphony orchestra, this is Strauss as it should be heard – pulsating with shimmering strings and dashes of orchestral exuberance.
Highlights include his overture to Waldmeister, the Tik-Tak, Pleasure Train and At the Hunt polkas and the Emperor and Treasure waltzes. There are also treats by his borther Josef including the Phoenix march and Feuerfest polka. Plus, of course, The Blue Danube to finish.