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Salute to Vienna at Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Written by  Kathryn Shear
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Celebrate the New Year a little early by experiencing the breath-taking performance Salute to Vienna at Orchestra Hall in the Symphony Center on Sunday, December 30th at 2:30 p.m.

Salute to Vienna is a re-imagined creation of Vienna’s world famous neujahrskonzert by founders and producers Attila and Marion Galtz. After sold-out performances in both Toronto and New York City, Salute to Vienna is regarded as the largest, simultaneously-produced concert series in the Western Hemisphere.

Salute to Vienna 2012 at CSO

This year’s performance includes 75 talented musicians, European singers and dancers. Salute to Vienna is dazzling with its famous waltzes, polkas, and operetta excerpts by Johann Strauss Jr., the “Waltz King,” Klaus Arp who leads the Strauss Symphony of America, Viennese singers Ute Ziemer and Pawel Skaluba, and the Vienna Imperial Ballet.

Salute to Vienna will showcase its transformed production at 19 of North America’s finest concert halls. Tickets start at $39 and are available online at, the Symphony Center Box Office at 220 S. Michigan Ave., or by calling 312-294-3000.

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