Welcome 2019 with us as the SSO presents "New Year in Vienna" on Tuesday afternoon, January 1, at 3:00 p.m.
It's a relatively short program - about an hour - but filled with great music and fun: selections you didn't know you knew until they unfolded, much to your delight!
The Orchestra, with principal conductor William Rowson on the podium, will open with Jacques Offenbach's Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld, an adventurous creation that contains Galop infernal, better known as "can-can."
Then on to Johann Strauss Jr. and his Artist's Life Walzer and Auf der Jagd (On the Hunt) Polka, followed by the more contemporary Belle of the Ball Waltz, composed by LeRoy Anderson in 1951.
Back to Strauss Jr. for Annen Polka and The Beautiful Blue Danube and then the rousing closer, Radetzky March by Johann Strauss Sr.
After the concert, join us for a Champagne reception.
How's that for a rousing start to your New Year? See you there?
The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, in Avondale United Church, 194 Avondale Avenue, Stratford.
Tickets are available at Fanfare Books and Blowes Stationery in Stratford and at Lyric Flowers in St. Marys, as well as online and at the door. Adult: $40; student: $10. Children under 12 are admitted free.