Paying tribute to the tradition of “Das Neujahrskonzert,” a concert of classical music that kicks off New Year’s Day morning in Vienna, the spirit of the Alps will be meet the big Nickel in this one night only performance. Broadcast around the world, last year’s Austrian concert reached an estimated audience of 50 million people in 73 countries.
Following in this tradition, the Sudbury Symphony’s concert will feature music from the Strauss family, best known for their Blue Danube Waltz, and other Austrian composers. The SSO is honoured to welcome the dynamic vocal talents of baritone Timothy Richard and soprano Taylor Robertson to this performance who will perform operatic selections from much-loved favourites such as Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow.
Recently retired as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Jackson continues to perform alongside Orchestra London and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. A much sought-after conductor, he has also conducted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, among others.
Tickets for the February 2 “Viennese New Year Celebration” begin at $25, and are available by phoning the SSO at 705.673.1280 or online at sudburysymphony.com. This concert is proudly presented by Querney’s Office Plus and Sudbury Steam Cleaners.
The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra will continue its waltz through Vienna with a gala on February 16th at Bryston’s on the Park. Entitled “Midnight & Mozart: An Austrian Affair,” this evening of live music, hosted by CBC’s Jessica Pope will feature live and silent auctions with items including signed sheet music by Paul Simon and Justin Bieber, a skating lesson with Canadian Figure Skating Champion Meagan Duhamel and much more.
About the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra:
Founded in 1953, the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of music in the Sudbury Region and surrounding area by providing the opportunity for the public to attend a stimulating program of concerts and by encouraging artistic excellence, commitment and education. Their concert season is performed at Glad Tidings Tabernacle. Visit them online at www.sudburysymphony.com.
Music for Young People is sponsored by Vale. The Season Presenting Sponsor is Petryna Advertising. The SSO is grateful for the support of its government funding partners: The Ontario Arts Council and the City of Greater Sudbury.