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Viennese music and dance to delight HK audiences

Viennese dances, and particularly the dance music written by the prolific Strauss dynasty of composers has long delighted audiences. The Johann Strauss Capelle from Vienna will bring this Viennese tradition of music and dance to Hong Kong.

Under the leadership of conductor Michael Tomaschek, the troupe will perform some of the world¡¦s favourite dance music, with the soprano Marcela Cerna of the Vienna Volksoper and ballet dancers. The programme includes ¡§Tritsch-Tratsch Polka¡¨, ¡§Emperor Waltz¡¨, ¡§Gold and Silver Waltz¡¨, ¡§Csardas (from Die Fledermaus)¡¨, ¡§Champagn Polka¡¨, ¡§Radetzkymarsch¡¨, and many more...

Concerts will be staged at 8pm on January 2 and 3, 2006 (Monday and Tuesday) at the Auditoriums of Yuen Long Theatre and Sha Tin Town Hall. Tickets priced from $100 to $280 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients (limited CSSA tickets on a first-come, first-served basis). Please check out programme leaflets for the group booking discount scheme.

For programme enquiries call 2268 7323 or visit http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp . Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through http://www.urbtix.hk .

This is a ¡§Cheers!¡¨ series programme presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Other attractions of the series include ¡§The Curious Incident of a Narrator¡¨ by Jumbo Kids Theatre, Peter Pan and Wendy by Shu Ning Presentation Unit, ¡§Journey into the World of Hans Christian Andersen¡¨ by Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education , ¡§Festive Revelries¡¨ by the Hong Kong YWCA Chinese Orchestra, ¡§Li Ning - The Legend of Magic with China Acrobatic Circus¡¨, ¡§The Nutcracker¡¨ by Hong Kong Ballet, ¡§Golden Jubilee Christmas Concert¡¨ by Hong Kong Oratorio Society, concert by the State Symphony of Capella of Russia, ¡§Diafan¡¨ by Pep Bou (Spain) and ¡§Whimsical Puppets¡¨ by Sichuan Huge Puppet Troupe of China.

Ends/Wednesday, November 30, 2005

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