"Avant-gardists think the Concordia-Ball is too conservative, for populists it is too elitist and reactionaries find it just a bit too liberal. It looks like the organizers have got it really, really right.”
Long, long time ago, the evening robes of Concordia Ball visitors used to be the talk of the town, indeed for weeks. Many years later the former Press Club President Rudolf Kalmar noted in the features section of “Die Presse" that "the respect that this cosmopolitan city pays to the Concordia Ball is actually the respect for its own spirit", an observation which is still as valid today as on the day it was written down.
In this spirit, we keep up the three great traditions of the Concordia Ball – playing exciting music, holding inspiring talks, and showing impressive elegance. We appreciate our guests’ contributions to the latter: Floor-length evening dress or tuxedos and dinner jackets with bow tie as well as gala uniforms are welcome.
Guests wearing day suits and short or half-length dresses may experience difficulties entering the premises.