The Johannesburg International Mozart Festival kicks off this year with the Viennese New Year concerts taking place on Saturday 23 January and Sunday 24 January. Exotic influences have made themselves felt in music throughout history. Drawing on the theme Fairy Tales from the Orient, the concerts will take us on a journey through the East, both near and far, with this wonderful programme including visits to Persia, Egypt, Hungary and many more!

As always, the Viennese New Year Concerts will take place at the Linder Auditorium in Parktown, where you will have the opportunity to join us for a colourful and spectacular New Year’s programme just as in Vienna, with music by the Strauss Family, Drigo, Ketelby, Lehar and others: Blue Danube, Radetsky March, In a Persian Garden and many Viennese favourites.

“The Viennese New Year Concerts are a firm favourite amongst audiences and a wonderful fun way to kick off the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival”, added Richard Cock.

Richard Cock and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra will present the traditional Viennese New Year`s Concerts. And they will be joined by well-known soprano: Magdalene Minnaar and tenor: Stéfan Louw, with members of Joburg Ballet.

These will be performances of sumptuous music and romance. These concerts are great fun and be sure to book your tickets soon as they sell out fast. Ticket prices range between R190 and R280 per person. The two concerts are Saturday, 23 January at 19.30 and Sunday 24 January at 15.00.