Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Friends of the Viennese Winter Ball,
I am delighted to welcome you to the 2019 Viennese Winter Ball. In 2017, my wife and I had the very great pleasure to attend our first Viennese Winter Ball shortly after moving to Canada. For more than 20 years, the Viennese Winter Ball has been one of Ottawa’s most magical and glamorous events and we were able to see first-hand how really special it is. It truly is a glorious event: superb company, exquisite dining, first-rate music, and the opportunity to dance the night away in a spectacular location!
As you know, Vienna and Austria have had a rich musical tradition for hundreds of years. We strongly applaud the Viennese Winter Ball’s decision to support three major initiatives to encourage music in the lives of all young people. We all know that children learn more, are more intelligent and creative, are happier, and have greatly enhanced social skills when exposed to music. This year’s beneficiaries, Music and Beyond, Thirteen Strings and Orkidstra are all deeply committed to making sure that music, as well as the arts and culture in general, reach out to all young people.
I am delighted and honoured to be the Patron of this very special event. I hope you will be able to attend and I encourage you to do everything possible to support it.
Mit herzlichen Grüßen,
Dr. Stefan Pehringer
Ambassador of Austria to Canada
Patron, The Viennese Winter Ball
It is my honour to welcome you to the 2019 Viennese Winter Ball’s Spring Celebration, a wonderful evening of dance and music benefiting charities focused on bringing young people and classical music together.
Our night of philanthropy brings the elegance and tradition of the Austrian Ball to the Shaw Centre, presenting young women and men from schools around the city with world-class musicians. Our goal is to provide a spectacular experience for you and a cultural event for our young dancers and musicians through an evening of music, dance and Austrian cuisine.
The 22nd Viennese Winter Ball Spring Celebration is honored by your attendance and your support. Without your generous involvement as volunteers, attendees, sponsors, and auction bidders, the Viennese Winter Ball would not be able to support our three important beneficiaries: Music & Beyond’s youth initiative, Junior Thirteen Strings and OrKidstra.
I am thrilled to be the Chair of this year’s Viennese Winter Ball’s Spring Celebration and I wish you an enchanted evening for a wonderful cause.
2019 Viennese Winter Ball Spring Celebration
On behalf the Viennese Winter Ball –Spring Celebration, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to a magical evening unlike any other in the City of Ottawa! The program showcases the traditional Austrian Ball, involving young women and men from around the city and bringing world class musicians to the stage, while at the same time raising money for young people and music. Our goal is to present a spectacular experience for you and for our young dancers through the connection of music. The 22nd Viennese Winter Ball is honored by your attendance and your support.
The Ball is graced with contributions from the diplomatic community, corporate sponsors, individual donors, artistic patronage, students throughout the city, and committee volunteers. Without your generous involvement, the Viennese Winter Ball would not be able to support our three significant beneficiaries: Music & Beyond’s youth initiative, Junior Thirteen Strings and OrKidstra.
We invite you to share in this exceptional event on March 30th, 2019, where we hope you will dance freely, dine finely and donate generously! It is our wish that you will leave with music in your minds and youth in your hearts.
With warmest regards,
Crickett Williams Lindgren and Catherine McLaughlin
2019 Viennese Winter Ball – Spring Celebration
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 2019 Viennese Winter Ball.
It is an incredible joy to be part of an evening that embraces the elegance and warmth of Vienna, and it is a tremendous honour to be offering such magnificent music, giving you the perfect opportunity to celebrate this gorgeous repertoire through dance.
But the Ball is much more than this. The Viennese Winter Ball celebrates the beauty of winter and the arrival of spring, the warmth of humanity, great cultural achievement, elegance and tradition, exquisite dining, close friendship, spectacular music and – of course – the endless joy of dance.
All of the funds raised tonight go to support a very large number of activities and initiatives that connect young people and music. At Music and Beyond, we are uncompromising in our belief that music should be part of the life of every child. The Viennese Winter Ball supports three vitally important causes: the many young people’s initiatives of Music and Beyond, the Junior Thirteen Strings, and Orkidstra.
I truly hope you can join us on March 30th for a thoroughly magical and memorable evening.
Julian Armour, M.S.M
Artistic and Executive Director, Music and Beyond
Producer, The Viennese Winter Ball