Nothing says “Happy New Year” better than music by the Strauss Family, so it’s only fitting that the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra rings in the New Year with Joseph’s “Winter Joy Polka” and Johann’s “Emperor Waltz” during their performance in Nicosia on January 16 at 20:30!
Waltzes however also formed the mainstay of Tchaikovsky’s ballet music, and along with excerpts from the Russian composer’s three ballets, we also have three excerpts from his opera “Eugene Onegin”, with the CySO and conductor Jens Georg Bachmann joined by Paphos-based mezzo Anastasia Maximova Gonsales Moreau. Happy New Year!
Joseph Strauss: Fast Polka Winter Joy (Winterlust), op. 121
Johann Strauss: Emperor Waltz (Kaiser-Walzer), op. 437
Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Swan Lake, op. 20
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, op. 66
Waltz of the Flowers, Snowflake Waltz and Arab Dance from The Nutcracker, op. 71
Waltz, Polonaise and Letter scene from Evgene Onegin, op. 24
Soloist: Anastasia Maximova Gonsales Moreau (mezzo-soprano)
Conductor: Jens Georg Bachmann
Ticket prices: €12, €7 (18-26 yrs, pensioners), €5 (under 18)