PROMENADE CONCERT ORCHESTRA
NEW YEAR VIENNESE CONCERT
JANUARY 28TH 2024
at THE PLATFORM, MORECAMBE, CENTRAL PROMENADE, LA4 4DB
With Soprano Soloist Rowena Thornton and Turning Point Theatre Arts of Lancaster
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras New Year’s Day Concert from the fabulous 150-year-old Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein dates back to 1939. It is one of the most famous concerts in the world and broadcast in well over 100 countries. The Promenade Concert Orchestra continues this and its own tradition from Vienna by celebrating the New Year with well-known music from the Strauss family and associates, as well as a few surprises to pop open the champagne bottle!
The Promenade Concert Orchestra is pleased to announce a welcome return to
soprano soloist, Rowena Thornton, to sing some appropriate arias and songs as well as welcoming back the Turning Point Theatre Arts of Lancaster to dance to us as choreographed by their tutor, Gail Johnstone.
The programme includes a Johann Strauss opera overture, Indigo and the Forty Thieves, Accelerations waltz, Loreley-Rhein-Klange waltz and the Blue Danube waltz, plus brother, Josef Strauss Village Swallows waltz and father Johann’s Radetzsky March. The Turning Point Theatre Arts dancers will appear with Hans Christian Lumbye’s Champagne Galop from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and from Berlin’s Paul Lincke, his Turkish Intermezzo- On the Bosphorus, as well as in the Blue Danube and Radetzsky March.
Rowena Thornton will be singing arias from Vienna’s Mozart operas, Marriage of Figaro and the Abduction of the Seraglio-with its Turkish/Moorish connections, the Musetta waltz song from La Boheme and from the Viennese commissioned La Rondine, Magda’s waltz song for Doretta by Puccini. Rowena ends her songs with the Countess’ Czardas from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Tickets £16 (Accompanied child FREE)
From The Platform Box Office, Central Promenade, Morecambe LA4 4DB
Open Tuesday and Thursday 12-4pm. Call 01524 582803 or visit www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform