A Classic Toast to 2010

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There’s just one place to be on New Year’s Eve: at The Grand Opera House, listening to the Delaware Symphony Orchestra.

For the very reasonable price range of  $55-75, patrons can enjoy “Venice to Vienna,” conducted by Maestro David Amado. The first half of the performance includes a sober selection of Italian favorites. But during intermission, staffers will fill your flutes with free champagne, then hand out  noisemakers. That makes for a not-so-sober Part II, which includes traditional Strauss waltzes and polkas. The show starts at 7:30p.m. You’ll be out early enough to catch the fireworks on Rodney Square.

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Consider this your chance to start 2010 with a toot and a bang. That’s coda for “great time.”

A rundown of the show, courtesy of the DSO’s Mark Mobley:
ROSSINI La gazza ladra Overture

VERDI Prelude to Act I of La traviata

TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio Italien

PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours

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SUPPE “Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna” Overture

STRAUSS “Explosions” Polka

STRAUSS Un ballo in maschera Quadrille

STRAUSS “Im fluge” Polka

STRAUSS “Emperor” Waltz

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STRAUSS “Trisch-Trasch” Polka

STRAUSS “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”

Happy New Year.

The photo at left, of an actual Delaware street sign, is by Brian Truono.

Contact info: desymphony.org, or 652-5577



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