Viennese gala to end year

The end-of-year celebrations begin with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala at the Concert Hall, Brighton, on Saturday, December 31 at 2.45pm.

This year the event returns to a concert style, a format with which the Strauss family themselves would have been very familiar.

The orchestra is led in authentic Viennese style from the violin by concertmaster John Bradbury, who also introduces the programme from the podium.

Programme: March Of The Gladiators - Julius Fučik; Wine Women And Song - Johann Strauss; Liebesleid (violin solo) - Fritz Kreisler/arr Bradbury; Mädchenlaune - Edward Strauss; Village Swallows - Josef Strauss; Éljen A Magyar - Johann Strauss; Zingaro Amoroso (violin solo) - trad /arr Bradbury; Gold And Silver Waltz - Franz Lehar; Die Libelle - Josef Strauss; Cachucha Galop - Strauss (Father); Perlen Der Liebe - Josef Strauss/arr Bradbury; Leichtes Blut - Johann Strauss; Mostly Monti’s Czardas (violin solo) - Monti/arr Bradbury; Wienerblut Finale - Johann Strauss/arr Schönherr.