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Morecambe orchestra welcomes special guests for New Year Viennese Concert

The Promenade Concert Orchestra

A Morecambe orchestra will host its popular New Year Viennese Concert later this month.

The Promenade Concert Orchestra will be joined by soprano soloist Rowena Thornton and Turning Point Theatre Arts of Lancaster at the Platform in Morecambe on Sunday January 28.

The concert is inspired by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Day Concert from the 150 year old Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein, which dates back to 1939. It is one of the most famous concerts in the world and broadcast in well over 100 countries.

The Promenade Concert Orchestra will perform music from the Strauss family and associates as well as a few surprises.

The programme includes a Johann Strauss opera overture, Indigo and the Forty Thieves, Accelerations waltz, Loreley-Rhein-Klange waltz and the Blue Danube waltz, plus brother, Josef Strauss Village Swallows waltz and father Johann’s Radetzsky March.

The Turning Point Theatre Arts dancers will appear with Hans Christian Lumbye’s Champagne Galop from the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and from Berlin’s Paul Lincke, his Turkish Intermezzo-On the Bosphorus, as well as in the Blue Danube and Radetzsky March.

Rowena Thornton will be singing arias from Vienna’s Mozart operas, Marriage of Figaro and the Abduction of the Seraglio-with its Turkish/Moorish connections, the Musetta waltz song from La Boheme and from the Viennese commissioned La Rondine, Magda’s waltz song for Doretta by Puccini. Rowena ends her songs with the Countess’ Czardas from Strauss’ Die Fledermaus.

Tickets cost £16 and accompanied children go free.

Bookings can be made by calling the Platform box office on 01524 582803, open Tuesday and Thursday noon to 4pm, or from here.

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