Two great concerts to celebrate the new year
Next year, and it's not far off now, we'll have two great New Year's concerts to look forward to in Palma. The Viennese tradition of a New Year's Day concert of some toe tapping classics from the Strauss stable has now spread far and wide and Palma becomes Vienna on the first two days of 2017.
On New Year's Day itself, the Teatro Principal throws its own very Balearic version of central European festivities when the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands (photo) wish us a musical Happy New Year with a programme of waltzes and polkas from the pen of Strauss. You can enjoy the festivities here from 20:00 and buy tickets online from the Teatro.
The following day, NYD+1, it's the turn of the Strauss Festival Orchestra and Strauss Festival Dance Ensemble to perform at the Auditorium. With over 27 years experience and having played to an incredible 5 million people over that time, this combo really know what they're doing. It's a fabulous show with a full orchestra and dancers who can fleckerl their way through some of the best known waltzes ever – Emperor, Blue Danube, Champagne and Radetzky March to name just a few. Tickets are available online at various prices from the Auditorium.