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Celebrate New Years Day's Day With The Spa Orchestra & a Viennese Twist

Scarborough Spa Orchestra

The Scarborough Spa Orchestra brings a Viennese start to 2016 when they return for their special New Year’s Day Concert, which takes place at 3pm, Friday 1 January 2016.

The programme is called Vienna: City of Dreams, and is designed as a tribute to the many composers of popular light music whose dreams came true when they found fame and fortune in Vienna.

The tradition of playing Viennese music on New Year’s Day goes back nearly a hundred years, and its popularity has never diminished. Once again, the Scarborough Spa Orchestra continues its own tradition of packing up to a thousand audience members into the Grand Hall for an afternoon of waltzes, polkas, overtures and selections from the Strauss family and other Viennese composers.

Johann Strauss’s lively and tuneful waltz melodies have never lost their attraction, and their popularity has been boosted in recent years by the world-wide performances of Andre Rieu and his orchestra. Most major orchestras in this country and abroad will be celebrating this music at New Year, and the Spa Orchestra is once again delighted to be part of that celebration.

Led by the ever popular Paul Laidlaw, the professional Spa musicians will entertain the audience with some of Strauss’s most famous waltzes, including The Blue Danube and Voices of Spring. Polkas will up the tempo with the likes of Thunder and Lightning and Tritsch-Tratsch. Fore-runners of the modern stage musical will be represented by selections from Die Fledermaus and Franz Lehar’s evergreen The Merry Widow. The whole programme is designed to entertain with great tunes.

The Spa Grand Hall audience is always in party mood when the UK’s only remaining professional seaside orchestra returns to start the New Year. This concert of well-loved light music is the perfect anti-dote to the festivities of New Year’s Eve.

Tickets for The Spa Orchestra New Year's Day Concert are now on sale priced at £13, £12 (concessions). Tickets are available from The Spa’s Box Office (01723) 821888 and via

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