There’s only one place to be on the afternoon of New Year’s Day. That’s certainly the opinion of the hundreds of people who arrive each year at Scarborough Spa’ Spa Grand Hall to hear the Spa Orchestra’s traditional New Year programme of favourite waltzes and polkas composed by Johann Strauss, his family, and other composers who found Vienna to be their City of Dreams.
In a tradition which began in Vienna itself, many orchestras throughout the world will be playing the great tunes of the Strauss family and friends, and the Spa Orchestra is proud to be a part of this world-wide event.
The Scarborough audience can expect to enjoy some of the great waltzes of Vienna, including, of course, the ever-popular Blue Danube. Lively polkas such as Thunder and Lightning will keep the orchestra and audience alike on their toes.
Vienna’s other great musical son Franz Lehar will be represented by his Gold and Silver Waltz and a selection of the evergreen tunes from The Merry Widow. A surprise item has been added to the programme in a new arrangement by teh orchestra’s musical director Paul Laidlaw.
What better way to relax than listening to some of the world’s great tunes and light music. The concert begins at 3pm, and tickets, as ever, will be in great demand.
Tickets for Spa Orchestra New Year’s Day Concert: Vienna, City of Dreams are on sale now.
Tickets are available from www.scarboroughspa.co.uk or via the Scarborough Spa box office on 01723 821888.