A webinar to discover the musical history of the waltz

Although the waltz can feel almost natural in its rhythm, in reality there is far more to it than the simple 1-2-3 rhythm. A special webinar by violinist Giacomo Mura, to be held in November 2020, will reveal the history and an appreciation of the waltz as a genre. What started as a folk dance …

Austria’s Musikverein announces concerts in June and September

Vienna’s prestigious Musikverein venue – home to the celebrated Great Hall (Goldene Saal – the location of the annual Vienna New Years’ Concert) – has announced that it plans a number of shows in June, with a full programme from September onwards. This is good news for music fans that might be considering travel to …

André Rieu US shows caught in coronavirus debate

André Rieu’s March 2020 dates in the US have been caught in the coronavirus/covid19 debate. Even though the US president announced flight bans from 26 European countries, major concerts are being allowed to go ahead in the US. These include a number of major shows by André Rieu in Florida, Nevada and elsewhere. This has …

Johann Strauss UK gala concerts

Johann Strauss gala announces UK concert dates

For over 40 years the Johann Strauss Gala has been entertaining UK audiences with its combination of timeless music, dancing and a splash of comedy. Presented by showman Rainer Hersch, The Johann Strauss Orchestra and Dancers have just announced a string of UK concerts for 2016. Classic Strauss interpretations Rainer will be conducting the Johann …

Rudy Giovannini announces dates for Koefele festival

Rudy Giovannini singing Strauss with Strato-Vani during the TV special Johann Strauss à la Rudy Giovannini Italian tenor Rudy Giovannini, has announced the dates for the next Köfele festival in the South Tyrol, Italy June 5 to 6, 2015. This will be the 15th edition of the annual music event. Rudy Giovannini is an Italian …

Johann Strauss Ensemble announce new concert dates

On the 5th of October the Johann Strauss Ensemble starts a new Strauss concert cycle in cooperation with the Musiktheater Linz, Austria. Called “On the Wings of Song”, the cycle will showcase the international character of the theatre. At each concert, the musicians of the Johann Strauss Ensemble will invite one member of the opera …

Rudy Giovannini to headline Köfele festival

Lovers of German folk music, Johann Strauss and schläger are preparing an annual trip to the  Köfele Festival in the South Tyrol, Italy. Laives (Liefer), the hometown of Rudy Giovannini will welcome him and other artists June 6 to 9, 2014. Many of his fan clubs from around Germany, Belgium, Austria and Switzerland will make …

Rudy Giovannini TV special on Austrian TV

Austrian channel Melodie TV will be broadcasting the Rudy Giovannini TV special on “Viva Strauss” on Thursday January 2, 2013 at 8.15pm.  The show was recorded in Belgium with the full Strato-Vani Orchestra, showcasing the Italian singer’s version of classic Strauss melodies. Upon its release, the album “Viva Strauss” stayed for almost 6 months in …

Vienna New Year’s concert 2013/2014

This year’s Vienna New Year’s concert – again – looks like being a great event. The Vienna Philharmonic has invited none other than Daniel Barenboim to conduct the show. This is in recognition of the orchestra’s 25 years of musical collaboration with Barenboim, as the General Music Director of the State Opera Unter den Linden …