Stephen Bell - Conductor
Jennifer France - Soprano
They call Vienna the city of dreams, and it wouldn't be New Year without the music of Johann Strauss and friends.
There'll be elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and operetta romance from soprano Jennifer France. So let the CBSO and maestro Stephen Bell whirl you back to a more glamorous age, as we raise a glass to the start of another great year of music. Prosit!
J. Strauss II Die Fledermaus: Overture and Laughing Song, 11'
Waldteufel Estudiantina Waltz, 6'
Lehár The Merry Widow: Vilja Song, 6'
E. Strauss Mit Dampf! Polka, 2'
J. Strauss II Persian March, 2'
J. Strauss II Tales from the Vienna Woods, 9'
J. Strauss II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, 3'
Lehár On my lips every kiss is like wine, 5'
J. Strauss Die Libelle Polka-Mazurka, 5'
J. Strauss II New Pizzicato Polka, 4'
J. Strauss II Voices of Spring Waltz, 7'
J. Strauss II Cuckoo Polka, 4'
J. Strauss II Blue Danube Waltz, 8'
The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is the flagship of musical life in Birmingham and the West Midlands - and one of the world's great orchestras. Based in Symphony Hall, it gives over 130 concerts each year in Birmingham, the UK and around the world, playing music that ranges from classics to contemporary, film music and even disco. At its centre is a team of 90 superb professional musicians, and a 95-year tradition of making the world's greatest music.cbso.co.uk
Symphony Hall opened in 1991 to public and critical acclaim. With its world class acoustics and stunning auditorium it is considered to be the UK's finest concert hall and one of the best in the world. Symphony Hall presents prestigious international orchestras and is also home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Complementing the classical programme is the best in jazz, world music, folk, rock, pop and stand-up comedy.www.thsh.co.uk/
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