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ACFNY RECOMMENDED | CHARITY EVENT
62nd VIENNESE OPERA BALL
FRIDAY, FEB 10 2017, 08:00 PM
The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball, held under the auspices of the U.S.-Austrian Chamber of Commerce and the gracious patronage of the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria, takes place on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Long considered the most prestigious Viennese Opera Ball outside of Vienna, this annual white tie charity gala draws an international audience that includes diplomats and dignitaries, international corporations and professionals. The Ball celebrates the cultural and economic Austrian-American relationships and brings traditional Vienna to the City that never sleeps.
Each year the Viennese Opera Ball supports charitable projects that are connected to communities in New York or Vienna. The proceeds of the 62nd Viennese Opera Ball will benefit 'Leonard Bernstein - A New Yorker in Vienna', a special project of the Jewish Museum Vienna in cooperation with the U.S. Friends of the Jewish Museum of Vienna.
For the very first time, an orchestra from Vienna, the Strauss Festival Orchestra Vienna will lead through the night in the Grand Ballroom. The artistic director Daniel Serafin has planned many musical surprises throughout the evening and secured performances by Metropolitan Opera Star Stephen Costello, opera singer Sarah Joy Miller, Massimo Giordano and many more.
Amongst many highlights are the ceremonial opening by a choreographed performance of debutantes and their escorts, the presentation of the flags by the West Point Color Guards and the midnight Quadrille. This year the dinner menu will be selected and prepared by Michelin Star Chef and Austrian-born Wolfgang Ban. During the Ball, guests will have the opportunity to bid on elegant silent auction items and support the special cause of the Ball with their donation.
After 1am, the Ball continues at the Tanz Bar in the Jade, Astor and Bastille Room until 4:00am where guests can continue to dance, or relax and listen to the band of legendary Jazz musician Ali Jackson, the drummer of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and a prominent New York DJ. They can gain new strength at the late-night Austrian specialty buffet after a long evening of celebrations.
WALDORF ASTORIA NEW YORK
301 Park Ave, 10022 New York