Viennese New Year

Friday 7 January 2011 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Roberto Minczuk  conductor
Chloe Hanslip  violin

Suppé: Overture to Light Cavalry 9′
Strauss: Éljen a Magyar!; Polka Schnell 3′
Strauss: Czárdás from ‘Ritter Pásmán’ 5′
Lehar: Zigeunerlieber Waltzes 8′
Strauss: Entrance March from The Gypsy Baron 3′
Lehar: Hungarian Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra 8′
Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods; Waltzes 8′
Strauss: Vom Donaustrande (By the Danube’s Shores Polka) op. 358 3′
Strauss: Wiener Bonbons, Op.307 10′
Strauss: Champagne Polka 4′
Kreisler: Various selections about Vienna for Violin and Orchestra tbc 10′
Strauss: Wiener Blut; Waltzes 8′
Strauss: Leichtes Blut; Polka Schnell, op.319 4′
Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube; Waltzes 9′

As sweet as a slice of sachertorte, and as fizzy as champagne – it wouldn’t be New Year without Johann Strauss and the music of Vienna! There’ll be elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and a few sparkling surprises from our special guest, violinist Chloë Hanslip. So let the CBSO and conductor Roberto Minczuk whirl you back to a more
glamorous age, as we raise a glass to the start of another great year of music. Prosit!

New Year from Vienna

Saturday 9 January 2010 at 7.00pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333

Barry Wordsworth  conductor
Elizabeth Atherton  soprano

Strauss: Die Fledermaus – Overture & Czardas • Tritsch-Tratsch Polka • Perpetuum mobile • Champagne Polka • Emperor Waltz • Egyptian March • Voices of Spring • Cuckoo Polka • Pizzicato-Polka • Thunder and
Lightning Polka • The Blue Danube

Lehár: Gold & Silver Waltz • The Merry Widow – Vilja Song

Suppé: Overture, Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna

Kalman: Gräfin Mariza – Czardas

Tap your toes into 2010 with the CBSO’s effervescent New Year celebrations in traditional Viennese style, featuring much-loved waltzes, arias and polkas. A concert to put a smile on your face and tunes in your heart!

Review by David Hart, Birmingham Post:

…”Other highlights among the succession of familiar waltzes and polkas – and a couple of overtures, including a dramatically charged Morning, Noon and Night of Suppé – were a beautifully paced and deliciously crafted Emperor Waltz (arguably the greatest of them all), and an extremely tight Pizzicato Polka.” …