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Austria welcomes Latin America – Mambo meets Waltz

31/12/2018 / Felsenreitschule


With the Grand Concert held on New Year’s Eve, Salzburg has a lead on Vienna when it comes to celebrating the turning of the year. Traditionally, the Salzburg State Theatre’s Grand New Year’s Eve Concert with the Mozarteum Orchestra is held at the Great Festival Hall, but due to this venue’s upcoming thorough renovation, the Felsenreitschule will serve as the spectacular setting for this buoyant highlight to end 2018.

Together with Artistic Director and host Carl Philip von Maldeghem, Riccardo Minasi, chief conductor of the Mozarteum Orchestra, has compiled a programme that constitutes an encounter of two musical cultures: the first part of the evening is dedicated to symphonic compositions with Latin American references and after the intermission the audience will enjoy the most beautiful melodies of the Strauss dynasty. This musical new year’s celebration promises an exceptional evening of high-class entertainment.



Antônio Carlos Gomes  Ouverture from the opera “Salvator Rosa”
Juventino Rosas  Sobre las olas
Alberto Ginastera  Danzas from the ballet “Estancia”, op. 8:
I. Los trabajadores agrícolas – II. Danza del trigo – IV. Danza final
Arturo Márquez  Danzón No. 2
Pérez Prado  Mambos (Arr. Eugenio Toussaint)
Zequinha de Abreu  Tico-Tico no Fubá


Josef Strauß  Auf Ferienreisen. polka, op. 133
Johann Strauß the Son  Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald. waltz, op. 325
Johann Strauß the Son  Sängerlust. polka, op. 328
Carl Michael Ziehrer  Singen, Lachen, Tanzen. waltz
Eduard Strauß  Mit Extrapost. polka, op. 259
Johann Strauß the Son  An der schönen blauen Donau. waltz, op. 314
Johann Strauß  Radetzky March. Marsch, op. 228


Musical director Riccardo Minasi

Host Carl Philip von Maldeghem

Orchester Mozarteumorchester Salzburg

Kinderchor Salzburger Festspiele und Theater Kinderchor