WNO Orchestra returns in January 2019 with this popular New Year concert and will take you through a selection of waltzes and polkas which are known and loved the world over.
Following an extremely well received concert tour in 2018, WNO Orchestra returns in January with another popular New Year concert.
This year we present a programme with not just our talented orchestra but also the extra dimension of song, as WNO Associate Artist Harriet Eyley* joins the musicians, to truly uncork the spirit of Vienna in the concert hall. Directed as usual by our Leader and Concertmaster David Adams, the concert opens with the irrepressible energy of Weber’s Oberon Overture. We then feature David as soloist in extraordinarily elegant and virtuosic works by Fritz Kreisler.
In line with time honoured tradition, the Orchestra then takes you through a delightful selection of ever-popular Viennese waltzes, polkas and song which are known and loved the world over. Strauss’s Laughing Song, Lehar’s Vilja, the evergreen Blue Danube and stirring Radetsky March are sure to make this a Very Happy New Year from WNO to you.
Weber Oberon Overture
Mozart Bester Jüngling *
Kreisler Schön Rosmarin
Lehar Meine Lippen sie küssen so heiss *
Strauss Die Fledermaus, Act 3, Entr’acte
Strauss Die Fledermaus, Mein Herr Marquis (Laughing Song) *
Strauss Eljen a Magyar
Strauss Acceleration Waltz
Strauss Perpetuum Mobile Polka
Lehar Vilja Lied *
Strauss The Blue Danube Waltz
Strauss Radetsky March
*Sung by Harriet Eyley