İş Sanat announces New Year’s Eve concert
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Viennese Strauss Festival Orchestra will perform at İş Sanat Dec. 13 -14.This year İş Sanat’s traditional New Year Concert will take place Dec. 13 and 14 as a “New Year’s Eve Concert” instead, entertaining audiences two weeks before celebrations to ring in 2012.
Due to the great interest it drew in the previous season, the Viennese symphonic ensemble Strauss Festival Orchestra (SFO) from Vienna will perform at İş Sanat once again. With countless appearances at music festivals, TV concerts, tours in almost all European countries, America and Asia and with its CD recordings, the orchestra is known for its authentic interpretation of Viennese music in historical formations and its wide repertoire from the classics to the Strauss dynasty and the masters of Viennese operetta.
SFO programs include selections of favorite highlights and less-known rarities, diversity of forms of the classical dances, pieces that are full of surprises and the music from operettas. At the İş Sanat concert the orchestra will accompany baritone Daniel Serafin and young soprano Mara Mastalir under the baton of Peter Guth.
The concert, like in the past, promises to be an enjoyable night with two couples dancing to add a visual component to uplifting melodies. The two Strauss concerts are eagerly awaited by audiences in Istanbul, and tickets tend to sell out quickly each season.