“Vienna without Strauss is like Austria without the Danube.”
The Brighton Phil’s Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall has filmed a short (under 5 minutes) preview of our New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala concert at Brighton Dome, which will be conducted by Richard Balcombe and features Ilona Domnich (soprano), looking particularly at the fascinating history of the Strauss dynasty.
For instance, did you know that Josef Strauss was for a while an engineer and designed a horse-drawn revolving-brush street-sweeping vehicle?
Or that Johann Strauss the Elder was originally apprenticed to a bookbinder? and was adamant that none of his sons should become musicians?
Watch it here:
Tickets for this very popular afternoon concert are still available, but selling fast, so book now to ensure you can join us to see out the old year and welcome in the new.
Read more about the concert here: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/new-years-eve-viennese-gala/
The full concert programme is available here: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts/brighton-philharmonic-orchestra-new-years-eve-viennese-gala-concert/
Tickets range from £12.50-£39.50 with 50% discounts available for students, Under 18s and those collecting benefits including pension credit.
Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street, Brighton