To herald the New Year, our stylish Viennese Gala takes a trip from Vienna to Kyiv with BSO Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, and folk singer, Ruslana Lotsman. To celebrate the Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas (6 January) we will include a selection of traditional Ukrainian folk carols taken from a special music project from 2018 called “Carol” with arrangements by Bogdan Kryvopust. They are unique in their harmonious combination of ancient folklore chants and the colourful folk vocals of Ruslana Lotsman. This original sound brings them into the atmosphere of the archaic ritual holidays of Ukrainian people. The concert also features a selection of waltzes, polkas and marches by the Viennese waltz-king, Johann Strauss II.

If tickets are no longer available for Poole, why not watch the concert at Weymouth Pavilion or The Mayflower, Southampton. Tickets are available – see details below.

Works and composers

J Strauss II A Thousand and One Nights Waltz
J Strauss II Persian March
J Strauss II Fairy Tales from the Orient Waltz
J Strauss II The Emperor Waltz
Ukrainian Carols With Ruslana Lotsman
J Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka
J Strauss II Voices of Spring Waltz
J Strauss II Polka Eljen a Magyar
J Strauss II On The Blue Danube