Linder Auditorium, 19 January 2013, 19.30h & 20 January 2013, 15.00h

Pre-Festival Concert

Nozuko Teto, soprano
Siyabonga Maqungo
, tenor
Soloists from the South African Mzansi Ballet
Johannesburg Festival Orchestra

Richard Cock
, conductor

Viennese New Year's Concert

This performance recreates the atmosphere of the annual concert given in Vienna to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. Music by the Strauss family, Lehar and Kreisler will be played, including the famous Blue Danube waltz, Kaiserwalzer and Radetsky March, amongst many other well-known pieces. Songs celebrating Vienna will be sung by two of South Africa’s most promising young singers, Nozuko Teto and Siyabonga Maqungo. These include "Vienna, City of my Dreams" and "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß", as well as the famous Drinking Song, "Libiamo", by Verdi whose 200th anniversary is being celebrated this year.

Supported by the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and Paul Rodgers