Any visit to the city where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart produced some of his finest work and spent most of his life must take in some music and opulence, and Vienna’s Medical Doctors’ Ball (Wiener Arzteball) is perhaps the best chance to do this.
On January 31st at 21:30 the 59th ball is hosted at the Vienna Hofburg and it will give the chance for lovers of the Blue Danube Waltz to dance to the piece in the city through which the river flows.
The Medical Doctors’ Ball is well-known even in a city famous for its balls and the location of the Vienna Hofburg offers a feast for the eyes, as well as the ears and the feet.
Tickets for those wishing to attend cost €85 (£77), with student tickets available for €30 (£27).
However, potential attendees should be warned that this is a high-class ball – there is a strict dress code, meaning men should dig out their tuxedo or military uniform, while women will have the chance to wear a floor-length evening dress.
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After the celebrations of the night before have rung out the old year in style, Vienna begins the new year with one of the most famous and prestigious classical concerts in the world.
Vienna”s New Year”s Day Concert at the Musikverein”s jaw-droppingly beautiful Golden Hall features some of the best-loved music from the Strauss family of composers.
As might be expected of an event with such a huge amount of prestige, tickets are like gold dust and the application process sees them allocated by ballot.
To give music fans a chance to experience the majesty of the surroundings, additional concerts are also held on the two nights before the main event.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be in residence for the performances, which should feature some of the most famous and admired work from the history of classical music in Austria.
The event is to be televised in over 50 countries and it is seen as the mission of the concerts to fulfil an ambassadorial role in promoting Austrian music and culture the world over.
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