New Jersey Stage

Friday, December 10, 2010

State Theatre Presents: Salute to Vienna - New Year's Concert 2011

(New Brunswick, NJ) — State Theatre presents the return of the New Year's Concert, Salute to Vienna on Friday, December 31, 2010 at 6pm. This glorious celebration features a brilliant new cast of over 75 musicians, European singers and dancers including The Strauss Symphony of America, led by European maestro Klaus Arp; Polish soprano Katarzyna Dondalska; Hungarian tenor Dániel Vadász; and members of the Kiev-Aniko Ballet of Ukraine. This performance includes a musical bouquet of favorite polkas and famous operetta excerpts by "Waltz King" Johann Strauss Jr. and his contemporaries. Special New Year's Eve ticket/restaurant/hotel packages with The Heldrich, Stage Left, Catherine Lombardi, Due Mari, Zeina, and/or Crown Plaza are available. To purchase NYE packages, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517. Salute to Vienna concert tickets  range from $47-97.

Entering its 17th season, the Salute to Vienna (STV) concert series has become a favorite holiday musical tradition throughout North America. It is delightfully reminiscent of Vienna's famous and beloved Neujahrskonzert, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for over 70 years and televised annually to 1.3 billion people around the globe. Over the past decade, STV has grown into the largest live concert series of its kind in North America under the leadership of Attila and Marion Glatz, co-Presidents of AGCP, the founders and producers of this unique New Year's tradition.

In 1995, AGCP premiered STV in Toronto's Roy Thomson Hall. By 2004, the show was being presented in 33 major concert halls over a five-day period across the continent, including sold-out performances in Los Angeles (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Philadelphia (Kimmel Center), Washington, D.C. (Kennedy Center), New York City (Lincoln Center), Boston (Symphony Hall), Montreal (Place des Arts), Vancouver (Orpheum Theatre) and Calgary (Jack Singer Concert Hall). SALUTE TO VIENNA is the only genuine re-creation of the original Viennese production and is officially recognized by the Mayor of Vienna as an authentic Viennese New Year's celebration.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Saturday 1pm to 5pm; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.

The State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people's lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre's programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Continental Airlines is the official airline of the State Theatre. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98.3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre.