December 29 - 2:30PM
FirstOntario Concert Hall

Salute to Vienna

Strauss Symphony of Canada

Michael Zehetner, conductor (Vienna)

Brigitta Simon, soprano (Vienna)

Eric Fennell, tenor (Berlin)

Featuring Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria) &

International Champion Ballroom Dancers

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert is a joyful, lively experience that has delighted audiences in Hamilton for more than 20 years. Every holiday season, this beloved tradition bursts to life at the FirstOntario Concert Hall with music, bright costumes, and lush flowers. As dancers enliven timeless melodies, including the Blue Danube Waltz, the Maestro regales the audience with stories (and a joke or two) from the conductor’s podium. Ring in 2025 with soaring arias, romantic duets, and festive overtures, courtesy of the “Waltz King,” Johann Strauss Jr.

This beloved musical celebration evokes the enchantment and grandeur of Vienna’s Golden Age with a new cast and musical program each year. Performed by some of Europe’s finest singers, internationally celebrated dancers, and a full orchestra conducted by an expert in Viennese music, this concert experience is the perfect way to greet the New Year.

Just like a champagne toast at midnight, it wouldn’t be New Year’s without Salute to Vienna.

Presented by Attila Glatz Concert Productions. Artists subject to change without notice.