Corbin Bleu and Karina Smirnoff gave a dramatic twist to the Viennese waltz on “Dancing with the Stars” in Los Angeles in October 2013. If you have ever thought that formal wear is too, well, formal for waltzing and the waltz itself too staid, check the video. The pair give the genre a blast by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
On October 3, 2013, the greater region of Vienna suffered what was called a “moderate unusual”earthquake. The tremors were at a depth of over 10 kms, and no major damage was noted. The earthquake rated 4.1 on the Richter scale. People noticed shaking and plaster fell of some walls. But no injuries were reported by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Johann Strauss Ensemble, led by Russell McGregor, is about to undertake a tour of Australia and Singapore. The Ensemble is one of the busiest Strauss performers, with regular performances notably across Eastern Europe (they are based in Austria). The concerts coincide with the release of a new album called, appropriately, “Eastward”. These dates will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Friday, June 21 2013, Washington will play host to an evening that evokes Old World royalty, fairy tales, and 18th century European charm. The Austrian embassy in Washington is opening its doors to bring together the glory of Old Austria with the allure of Modern Western Europe. From the music of Strauss and Mozart from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Viva Strauss”, the album of Strauss melodies recorded by Strato-Vani with the Italian tenor Rudy Giovannini, has re-entered the Belgian music charts for a second time. The album, recorded in Belgium in the summer of 2012, has already spent over 20 weeks in the charts, even reaching the n° 1 position. Memorable Strauss melodies “Viva […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
According to a report on c21Media, the British broadcaster BSkyB is about to rebrand one of its channels as a tribute to the Dutch violinist André Rieu. The reason is as simple as it is remarkable: BSkyB is clearing its schedules so as to air André Rieu concerts back to back for a fortnight. So […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Black Tie Masquerade Ball and Anniversary Gala from International Club of DC on Vimeo. The “Night in Vienna” ball will be held for the 9th time at the National Museum for Women in the Arts on February 23, 2013. The anniversary gala is an opportunity to experience a magical evening in one of the most […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Strato-Vani and Rudy Giovannini will air a TV special on Christmas Day on Ment TV. The Belgian orchestra recorded an album of songs based on Johann Strauss melodies in 2012, and performed together in a special show recorded at the Flanders Expo in Ghent, called “Strato-Vani in Wien” (Strato-Vani in Vienna). Other guests at the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Legendary actress Julie Andrews will host the the Vienna Philharmonic’s traditional Vienna New Year’s concert program to be broadcast on January 1 on PBS in the US. The Vienna Philharmonic showcases Viennese musical culture at the highest level, and since the first television broadcast in 1959, has sent the world a New Year’s greeting in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Johann Strauss’ operetta masterpiece Die Fledermaus is about to get another major reworking in Brussels in December 2012 after the recent Canadian version. The celebrated opera house La Monnaie in Brussels will feature a show by director Ádám Fischer. “Die Fledermaus” was composed in 1874, in the midst of economic and social disaster (is there […]Continue Reading... No Comments.