New Year’s concerts — famous, festive, and now franchised — are an old Austrian tradition.
You know, like sacher tortes and California governors.
[How did the Austrians come up with something real to do on New Year’s Eve when the rest of the world just kind of fumbles around?]
Anyway, Gina and I, two avid ballroom gals, look forward to the swelling sound of Vienna waltzes.
We’ll raise a misty eye, skyward, to Mr. Balanchine, who loved this music too.
Happy New Year, to one and all, from arts•meme!