RNS: New Year’s Day Concert
Christoph Koncz director/violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Johann Brahms Hungarian Dance No.1
Josef Strauss Delirien Waltz
Johann Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka
Fritz Kreisler Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy)
Fritz Kreisler Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)
Fritz Kreisler Schön Rosmarin (Lovely Rosemary)
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C minor
Johann Strauss II Eljen a Magyar Polka
Johann Strauss II Overture to The Gypsy Baron
Josef Strauss Sphärenklänge (Music of the Spheres) Waltz
Johann Strauss II Czardas (from The Knight Pasman)
Johann Strauss II Vergnuegungszug (Pleasure Train) Polka
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor
What better way to begin a new year than with a concert of glorious music? This wonderful Viennese tradition has become a firm favourite with audiences in the North East and New Year’s Day celebrations just wouldn’t be the same without the music of the Strauss family and their friends. Join Royal Northern Sinfonia and Viennese violinist Christoph Koncz, of the Vienna Philharmonic, for a sparkling start to 2023.
ℹ️ Useful Information
Concessions are available for:
- North East First Timers
- 17 & Under and Unemployed (in receipt of benefit)
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Born 1987 in Konstanz into an Austrian-Hungarian family of musicians and raised in Vienna, Christoph Koncz received his first violin lesson at the age of four and entered the Vienna University of Music only two years later. At the age of just nine, he received worldwide acclaim for starring as child prodigy Kaspar Weiss in the Canadian feature film The Red Violin. In 2008, at the age of twenty, he joined the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and in 2011 became a member of the Vienna Philharmonic, where he is now a principal second violinist.
He has already established himself as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. He had his conducting debut at the 2013 Salzburg Mozartwoche which was followed by concerts at such prestigious venues as the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, KKL Lucerne and Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as at the Salzburg Festival. He is currently the Chief Conductor, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein and Principal Guest Conductor, Les Musiciens du Louvre.