A Night in Vienna: Emperor Waltzes and More

In celebration of his 20 years at the helm of the Festival, and with a nod to his Austrian heritage, Carlos Kalmar leads the orchestra in an evening of waltzes, polkas and other popular favorites, composed by members of the Strauss family.


Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar
, Principal Conductor


Johann Strauss Jr.Gypsy Baron Overture
Josef StraussFireproof! Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.Praise of Women Polka-Mazurka
Johann Strauss Jr.Morning Papers Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.Egyptian March
Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Indigo and the Forty Thieves
Josef StraussChatterbox Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.Accelerations Waltz
Johann Strauss Jr.: Explosions Polka
Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltzes

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