Back Down the Danube!


Back Down the Danube!

Due to rising numbers of COVID cases in Manitoba and potential additional restrictions, the WSO has made the decision to reschedule this Saturday night’s (April 17) livestream performance of Back Down the Danube to a later date.

All current tickets will be honoured for the new date. Once confirmed, current ticket holders will be contacted with their ticket options for the rescheduled performance.

Back by popular demand, the ‘journey’ down the famous European river continues with Julian Pellicano leading the orchestra Back Down the Danube for a livestream concert filled with lighthearted musical treasures.

If you missed last season’s Down the Danube or are a fan of André Rieu’s concerts, join the WSO for an evening celebrating music from a region that connects people around the world through song, dance, celebration and, of course… the Viennese Waltz!


Julian Pellicano


Get more acquainted

  •  The Viennese Waltz originated in the countryside of Austria, but was promptly banned when it first appeared in aristocratic society. It did not conform to their strict rules of decorum. It was not proper for a man to place his hands on the woman’s waist — and for couples to dance in very close hold — or to look deeply into each other’s eyes on the dance floor. This is why the dance is now performed in Waltz-hold, with the man and woman looking in different directions.·


  • It is said that the Viennese Waltz is so satisfying to dance to, because its three-quarter time simulates the beat of the human heart. The “ONE” of the Waltz’s ONE-two-three, ONE-two-three occurs at approximately the same frequency that the heart takes a beat.·


  • Alfred Hitchcock is known for his dramas and mysteries. But did you know that a very young Hitchcock directed a movie about the Viennese Waltz and about Johann Strauss senior and junior? It was in 1934 and it was called Waltzes From Vienna.

Approx 60 minutes with no intermission

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