Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year"s Concert 2017

This concert was put together in the style of a Viennese New Year's Concert with music from the 1700, 1800 and 1900 hundreds. Waltzes from the Strausses were familiar to most and then there were bits from Lehar that were less well known but perfect for the event.
We were so fortunate to be right at the front so Buddy and I could enjoy the details on the dancers costumes as they lept around the front of the stage. The arias were also captivating, even enchanting.
The entire performance was full of joy and had us laughing and clapping along as requested by the Kappelmeister.  The dancers dazzled us with period costumes in most of their dances.
At intermission there were tables set up filled with big slices of Black Forest cake or huge portions of Strudel with any amount of whipped cream as desired for one to enjoy with a coffee or a tea or whatever else one would prefer.
The second part of the concert was over almost too soon. However, the Kappelmeister stretched out the ending by adding a couple of fun polkas before the finale.
It was definitely a very uplifting afternoon. As we headed home we knew there would be a family gathering of kids and cousins to join us for dinner and we were definitely already in a festive mood thanks too the concert, Salute to Vienna held at Roy Thomson Hall.
Have you ever had that Viennese traditional concert experience?




7 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

I hav not had the fortune to attend such an event but it sounds wonderful.

Ginny Hartzler said...

This sounds like an amazing experience!!! Happy New Year!

Linda Reeder said...

It sounds delightful!

diane b said...

I've enjoyed reading tour latest posts in both blogs. You sure have a struggle ahead of you with hubby's illness. I know how you feel about being old when your grandchildren arrive. Its hard getting down on the floor to play with them. I hope the new year is as good as possible for you

Sandra said...

You both look very happy and it sounds like a lot of fun especially looking at the costumes I like looking at costumes

Arkansas Patti said...

No I haven't which is certainly my loss. Loved the picture of Buddy and you. Such happy faces and he is definitely your son.

Sandi said...

Happy New Year!