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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala

31 December, 2018 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm UTC+0

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra






Richard Balcombe Conductor






Ilona Domnich Soprano

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala

Concert sponsored by the John Carewe Brighton Orchestra Trust

Richard Balcombe makes a welcome return to Brighton as guest conductor for our annual Viennese Gala, joined by the Russian-born soprano Ilona Domnich who was chosen by Opera Now Magazine as one of their top ten high flying sopranos destined to have impressive careers.

As you would expect this will be a programme full of favourites from the waltz kings of Vienna – the Strauss family – with an array of waltzes, marches and polkas from this talented musical dynasty who dominated the music scene in Vienna throughout the 19th century. Alongside these evergreen favourites we will also include some delightful tunes from other composers from the world of dance.

Ilona’s lyric coloratura will add sparkle to our afternoon with a selection of delightful songs and arias from well-known operettas and musicals from the 19th century and beyond.

This is always one of our most popular concerts of the season and has become firmly established as part of the city’s festive season. We nearly sold out last year so if you would like to join us to see out the old year and welcome in the new, book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!


Johann Strauss Overture: Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss Unter Donner und Blitz Polka
Johann Strauss Explosions Polka
Franz Lehár Meine Lippen (Giuditta)
Franz Lehár Gold und Silber Waltz
Franz Lehár Vilja (The Merry Widow)
Johann Strauss Tik-tak Polka (Die Fledermaus)
Johann Strauss Laughing Song (Die Fledermaus)
Johann Strauss Emperor Waltz


Franz von Suppé Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna
Johann Strauss Vergnügungszug Polka
Eduard Strauss Bahn Frei Polka
Robert Farnon Westminster Waltz
Rapee & Pollack (arr. Ronald Binge) Charmaine (Mantovani)
Ivor Novello Waltz of My Heart (The Dancing Years)
Oscar Straus My Hero (The Chocolate Soldier)
Johann Strauss Perpetuum Mobile
Johann Strauss Czardas (Die Fledermaus)
Johann Strauss The Blue Danube

We are most grateful to the John Carewe Brighton Orchestra Trust for their continued support of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and of our annual New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala.

The free sheet listing the members of the orchestra at this concert can be downloaded here (as a 2 page pdf document): https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BPO-PLAYERS-LIST-31-DECEMBER-2018.pdf

Tickets £12.50-£39.50 (Students/U18s 50% discount) from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273 709709) or https://brightondome.org/event/18917/new_years_eve_viennese_gala/

Discounted parking (just £6 between 1 & 6pm) available for all BPO concert-goers at NCP Church Street Car Park. Collect a follow on ticket at the concert from the Car Parking stand in the Dome foyer.


31 December, 2018
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Catherine Stead
01273 622900


Brighton Dome
Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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01273 709709