The Concordia Ball Night's Program on Friday, June 8th 2018
At the 2018 Concordia Ball, tango is waiting for you! Passionate tango culture will be combined with Viennese ball tradition under the motto 'El tango te espera!.
In the Festival Hall, the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra with the conductor Uwe Theimer and the pt art orchestra conducted by Norbert Hebertinger will play the very best of classical dance music including standard tango for you.
In the Senate Chamber, the Charly Hloch Trio will spoil you with boogie woogie, blues, rock'n'roll and, especially for our Concordia Ball guests, with danceable, groovy, jazz classics and swinging evergreens.
In the Coat of Arms Hall, TJ Monoxid will present a fine selection of tango music from the 1930's until today, while 'Garufa!' will play Argentine tango in a live performance. SaTho-Tango will be holding a tango crash course for the beginners among you.
CHOSN aka DJ L. Rock is waiting to satisfy your music wishes in the outdoor dance floor of the Arcade Yard. His musical repertoire ranges from all-time classics, summer hits and latino sounds up to the newest hits from the charts.
So grab your dancing shoes, your gala robe, order your tickets online, and the dance floor of the 121st Concordia Ball is your to take on Friday, June 8th 2018!
Motto 'EL TANGO TE ESPERA!'/'TANGO IS WAITING FOR YOU!'
8.30pm Doors are opening - Attention: New opening hours!
9.30pm FESTIVAL HALL – OPENING CEREMONY
Presenter: Alfons Haider
Entrance of the Debutants and Debutantes
Entrance of Guests of Honour
Banditen Galopp (Johann Strauss, the Son)
Opening dance by the Concordia Opening Committee
Directed by the Dancing School Chris
Tango Argentino Dance Performance
La Cumparsita played by Garufa! (Uruguay)
Performed by Chiara & Martin, Rosa & Diego and Sonja & Jorge
An der schönen blauen Donau (Johann Strauss, the Son)
Waltz formation by the Dancing School Chris
Morgenblätter-Walzer (Johann Strauss, the Son)
Dedicated to the Concordia and first performed at the Concordia Ball in 1864
10.15pm ARCADE YARD
Disco Dancefloor with CHOSN aka DJ L. Rock
COAT OF ARMS HALL
Milonga with TJ Monoxid
Boogie Woogie, Blues and Evergreens with the Charly Hloch-Trio
10.30pm COAT OF ARMS HALL
Tango Argentino crash course with SaTho-Tango
11.15pm FESTIVAL HALL
'Isle of Men'
11.30pm COAT OF ARMS HALL
Special Milonga Live Music with Garufa! (Uruguay)
Midnight FESTIVAL HALL
Quadrille with Dance Master Chris Lachmuth
Fledermaus-Quadrille 1-6 (Johann Strauss, the Son)
Leichtes Blut, Polka schnell (Johann Strauss, the Son)
Kaiserwalzer (Franz Lehár)
2.00am ARCADE COURT YARD
Tango Music Theatre with Garufa! (Uruguay)
and Partytime with the Dancing School Chris
3.45am FESTIVAL HALL – BALL CLOSING CEREMONY
An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer (Johann Strauss, the Son)
Radetzky-Marsch (Johann Strauss, the Father)
Brüderlein fein (Joseph Drechsler)
Sag‘ beim Abschied leise Servus (Peter Kreuder)
4am CLOSE OF EVENT
'Isle of Men'
Are you attending the Concordia Ball with a group of friends but without a dance partner? Are you going with a partner who enjoys the atmosphere but is not necessarily enthusiastic about dancing? Do you have any favourite dance but no companion for it? Or would you simply like to dance with a different gentleman?
The Concordia Ball offers an 'Isle of Men' – outstanding dance partners will be available to dance waltz, foxtrot, tango, cha cha, rumba, samba or boogie with our female guests.
Artists & Musicians
Alfons is an internationally-renowned Austrian actor, singer, TV host and cabaret artist. After training at the Conservatory of Vienna and the Lee Strasberg Institute in Los Angeles, he became a major television and theatre star in French- and German-speaking Europe. Alfons’ primary motivation is to entertain his audience, whether they’re in the theatre or in front of their TVs. Alfons Haider supports several charity projects.
Chris Lachmuth: Dancing School Chris
Dance has been part of this former tournament dancer's life since childhood. Together with the Dancing School Chris, he will stage the impressive Opening Ceremony of the Concordia Ball. The Dancing School Chris offers year-round and daily opportunities to learn – or simply improve – one of the most famous traditional dances.
Uwe Theimer: The Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra
The Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, founded in 1982 and directed by Uwe Theimer, devotes itself to performing dance music of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and around the world. The orchestra's repertoire includes compositions from the Strauss dynasty and its contemporaries, music from Robert Stolz and popular pieces from operettas. The orchestra has performed in most major European cities, as well as around the world.
Norbert Hebertinger: pt art orchestra
The pt art orchestra, foundet in 1924 and directed by Norbert Hebertinger, provides a wide repertoire of music for various events in Austria and abroad. Special features are string players and international vocal artists accompanying the orchestra. Be it as dance, brass or philharmonic orchestra, pt art is internationally acknowledged for its flexibility, longstanding experience and swinging evergreens.
Charly Hloch Trio
Charly Hloch on piano, Gerhard Wessely on sax and Wolfgang Bäck on drums bring you boogie woogie, blues, rock'n'roll and, especially for the Concordia Ball, danceable, groovy, jazz classics and swinging evergreens.
The ensemble "Garufa!" combines Tango with comedy and theater. It was formed in 2010 and consists of four musicians from South-America. The ensemble writes and produces their programs independently in their unique an original style. In this way these young and charismatic musicians have managed to perform in many of the largest concert halls of Europe and South America.
Chiara Greco & Martin Acosta
Together since 2013, Chiara & Martin are professional Tango dancers integrating the cast of international Tango Shows such as "Tango Fatal", "Revelacion Tango", "Minimal Tango Ensemble" and the Tango-Opera “Maria de Buenos Aires”. In Vienna, they are Managing and Creative Directors of the "Tango Atelier", where they work as Trainers and Instructors of Tango Salon, the social art-form of Tango.
Rosa Ginger Bred
Rosa is a professional Tango dancer, choreographer and teacher with an international carrier that started 20 years ago. She's the founder of one of the most successful Tango academies named 'Pasional Tango Club'.
CHOSN aka DJ L. Rock
Johannes Willrader is a passionate DJ since the mid-1990s. He's also know as CHOSN aka DJ L. Rock. With his individually adapted music mix, he's ensuring the best mood on his dance floors across Europe at hip and exclusive events.
Christian Oberndorfer aka TJ Monoxid
As integral part of the Viennese Tango Argentino scene for over 15 years, he plays tango at events throughout Austria and Germany. His typical tangos, valses and milongas of the 30s, 40s and 50s are of high-quality shellac and vinyl digitization. This ensures an energetic and authentic atmosphere on the dance floor.
We welcome your immediate application for becoming a participant of the festive opening of Vienna's glamorous and most tradition-rich summer ball: The Concordia Ball. As usual, the ball will take place in the festively decorated rooms and arcade courtyard of Vienna's City Hall. One of the highlights of Concordia Ball is the entry and dancing performance of the debutante committee.
Couples in the age of 18 to 29, good dancing skills (Linkswalzer).
Ladies: floor-length snow-white ball gown, white shoes, white gloves
Gentlemen: tuxedo (white tuxedo shirt, black bow tie), black patent leather shoes, black socks, white gloves
Get together and first ball rehearsal: Press Club Concordia
On Tuesday, April 10th 2018 at 19.00pm all debutante ladies and gentlemen will be invited to a first 'get together' with music and a glass of champagne in the premises of The Press Club Concordia, Bankgasse 8, 1010 Vienna where they will learn about the sequence of the Ball followed by the first ball rehearsal.
Rehearsal dates: Dancing School Chris
To encourage all dancers to participate in rehearsals we offer several dates on different days and times although three of which is mandatory to attend. You are free to make your most suitable choice of dates, but it is binding, and you have to announce your choice at registration. The dancing school Chris is located in Wehlistrasse 150, 1020 Vienna.
Thursday, May 3rd 2018 8.45 – 9.45pm
Saturday, May 5th 2018 7 – 8pm
Monday, May 7th 2018 6 – 7pm
Monday, May 14th 2018 6 – 7pm
Saturday, May 26th 2018 7 – 8pm
Friday, June 1st 2018 6 – 7pm
Final rehearsal (attendance required): Wednesday, June 6th 2018 7 – 9pm,
Vienna City Hall
The entry contribution accounts for € 25,00 per person. The young ladies and gentlemen can enjoy the ball till the closing time at 4am. Debutantes receive vouchers for food and beverages and the young dames may retain their tiaras.
Register with your dance partner for the entry committee and look forward to a magnificent ball night. Dancing school Chris promises a wonderful atmosphere even at the ball rehearsals with its buoyant choreography.