Skip to main content

The Glasshouse

Sunday 1 January 2023 | 3:00pm  


RNS: New Year’s Day Concert

RNS: New Year's Day

RNS: New Year’s Day Concert

This concert is repeated on Monday 2 January at Middlesbrough Town Hall


Christoph Koncz director/violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Johann Brahms Hungarian Dance No.1
Josef Strauss Delirien Waltz
Johann Strauss II Thunder and Lightning Polka
Fritz Kreisler Liebesfreud (Love’s Joy)
Fritz Kreisler Liebesleid (Love’s Sorrow)
Fritz Kreisler Schön Rosmarin (Lovely Rosemary)
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C minor
Johann Strauss II Eljen a Magyar Polka
Johann Strauss II Overture to The Gypsy Baron
Josef Strauss Sphärenklänge (Music of the Spheres) Waltz
Johann Strauss II Czardas (from The Knight Pasman)
Johann Strauss II Vergnuegungszug (Pleasure Train) Polka
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor

What better way to begin a new year than with a concert of glorious music? This wonderful Viennese tradition has become a firm favourite with audiences in the North East and New Year’s Day celebrations just wouldn’t be the same without the music of the Strauss family and their friends. Join Royal Northern Sinfonia and Viennese violinist Christoph Koncz, of the Vienna Philharmonic, for a sparkling start to 2023.

ℹ️ Useful Information

? Download your FREE concert programme

Concessions are available for:

  • North East First Timers
  • 18-30s
  • 17 & Under and Unemployed (in receipt of benefit)
  • Groups

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Find out more about concessions, booking and travel here.

What to expect when you visit us >>


Christoph Koncz

Born 1987 in Konstanz into an Austrian-Hungarian family of musicians and raised in Vienna, Christoph Koncz received his first violin lesson at the age of four and entered the Vienna University of Music only two years later. At the age of just nine, he received worldwide acclaim for starring as child prodigy Kaspar Weiss in the Canadian feature film The Red Violin. In 2008, at the age of twenty, he joined the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and in 2011 became a member of the Vienna Philharmonic, where he is now a principal second violinist.

He has already established himself as one of the outstanding musicians of his generation. He had his conducting debut at the 2013 Salzburg Mozartwoche which was followed by concerts at such prestigious venues as the Berlin, Cologne and Munich Philharmonie, Vienna Konzerthaus, KKL Lucerne and Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as at the Salzburg Festival. He is currently the Chief Conductor, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein and Principal Guest Conductor, Les Musiciens du Louvre.

? Listen: New Year's Day concert playlist