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As a service and suggestion for you we have assembled a representative retrospective of successful events which have taken place in 2004.

19 January, 2004/
Venetian Night - Concert with the Strains of Antonio Vivaldi:
The company Hagebau offered a Venetian Night in the Vienna Stock Exchange and pampered its clients there with ingenious Italian delicacies. As accompaniment, the Wolfgang Trojan Concert Agency presented a concert in the style of the Italian rococo as musical highlight.The piano quartet, under the direction of Michaela Wild, aroused the enthusiasm of the audience not only with its capable interpretation of famous melodies of the master composers Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli but also with the appropriate rococo costumes in Venetian style.

24 March, 2004
International Urology Congress 2004 - Opening Gala in the Austria Center Vienna:
On behalf of Mondial, the largest congress organizer in Austria, we presented our 30-minute show “A Celebration Chez Prince Orlofsky” at the opening gala of the European Association of Urology Congress 2004.
The approximately 2500 participants in Hall A of the Austria Center Vienna experienced an effervescent waltz and operetta show based on motifs from the famous Johann Strauss Operetta “Die Fledermaus”.
Our "host" Prince Orlofsky, capabel played by our mezzo-soprano led the audience through a first-class program of beloved
Strauss-melodies. The "Prince" also introduced two wellknown vocal viennese soloists as well as the dancers of the Imperial Court Ballet at his party.  The high-spirited & dance-loving guests of the prince on the stage were represented by the Dance Formation “Viennese Waltz” in true to style costumes. The Viennese Ladies Orchestra Johann Strauss under the reliable musical direction of Michaela Wild provided the effective musical framework for the whole show. There was long applause at the end for the successful congress opening.

4 April, 2004
Volkstheater-Wien...Celebrated Premiere of "Mother Courage"
Michael Schottenberg, designated director of the Volkstheater presented his staging of the Brecht Classic "Mother Courage" in the Vienna Volkstheater. Schottenberg skillfully told the tragic story of Mother Courage - an impressive Maria Bill in the starring role. The evocative stage sets were created by Hans Kudlich, the original score from the pen of Paul Dessau was a sensitively & transparently arranged for the trio combination of drums/percussion, keyboards and trumpet by Mischa Krausz. Throughout the run of the production, the Wolfgang Trojan Concert Agency provided for the reliable organizational supervision of the musical ensemble.

23 August 2004
Celebration with Emperor Franz Joseph, a Fantastic Gala Show for Top Japanese Manager
For our internationally active client Miki Travel, we designed an exclusive gala evening in the elegant Klimt room of the newly opened Hilton overlooking the Stadtpark. Their Royal Highnesses Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth bade 150 Japanese guests to the imperial gala dinner where the guests experienced an evening of the incomparable atmosphere of a celebration at the court of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. While the Herald Trumpets provided for the effective entrance of the royal couple, the Viennese Ladies Orchestra Johann Strauss aroused the enthusiasm of the Japanese guests with a special highlight: within the framework of a classical concert, the 15 ladies in their elegant evening gowns performed selected works of the master composers W.A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms & Jacques Offenbach. Another highlight of the evening was an original Viennese waltz show performed by the six couples of the Dance Formation "Viennese Waltz" to the musical accompaniment of the Viennese Ladies Orchestra Johann Strauss. The opening of the "court ball" was announced to the guests by the royal couple in person, which then put its dancing ability impressively to the test to the strains of the "Emperor Waltz". The splendid costumes and the staging of the program which was especially tailored to suit the client as well as the professional support of the team from the Vienna Hilton insured a successful evening and relaxed atmosphere among the guests.

Sept. 5, 2004
"Amadeus Night" as successful up-beat to an exclusive meeting of an internationally-active Japanese insurance company:

The sounds of the Viennese Classic represented by Haydn, Mozart & Beethoven and an ingeniously composed buffet in the unique Baroque ambience of the tastefully renovated palace "Daun-Kinsky": for a whole evening the guests from Japan experienced how up-scale Viennese society of the baroque period celebrated its splendid celebrations, festive and full of relish at the same time. As artistic highlight of the evening the Rococo Ensemble was heard in a special concert - on the program were musical highlights such as "A little nightmusic" by W.A. Mozart and the "Viennese Dances" by Franz Schubert. When the long applause finally ended, the elegant, true-to-the-original costumes of the ensemble gave cause for a brisk photography session by the completely satisfied guests.

Oct. 31, 2004
Exclusive dinner for Novartis within the framework of the "Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology":

The Viennese Ladies Orchestra Johann Strauss in its elegant, true-to-the-original Biedermeier costumes pampered the guests of our client Panorama Tours for a whole evening with exquisite dinner music. In the Museum of Military History the four ladies, as attractive artistic contrast to the traditional military ambience of the venue, offered a diversified program with melodies of W.A. Mozart, Franz Schubert, Franz Lehar & the Strauss dynasty.

Nov. 1, 2004
Amusing medical history in the oratory of the Austrian National Library:
The good spirits of the dinner guests, German oncologists who had come to Vienna with their medical expertise for the "Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology", were lifted even higher by the prominent Ö1 - radio voice Stephan Pokorny with his successful reading program "The pathologist knows everything...albeit too late".

Nov. 9, 2004
Star-studded ceremony in Palais Ferstel on the occasion of the 80 year anniversary of the "Alpenländischer Kreditorenverband Europa":

The AKV Europa had double reason to celebrate: this important pillar of Austrian business could look back on 80 successful years and, moreover, Prof. Koren, the head of the AKV Europa, celebrated his 86th birthday. Offering his congratulations and speaking was the "master of ceremonies for the evening" President Bamberger who greeted the former Bundespresident Dr. Kurt Waldheim, justice minister Mag. Karin Miklautsch and the chamber of commerce president Dr. Christoph Leitl, among others.
The Johann Strauss Ensemble Vienna was selected by the grandsigneur of AKV Europa, Prof. Koren to provide the perfect musical framework for the spirited ceremony. On the program were works of Johannes Brahms, W.A. Mozart, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Schubert & Franz Lehar. To conclude the evening, the gastronomic team of the Palais Ferstel pampered the high-class guests with a top quality international buffet.

Dec. 9, 2004
Theater in der Josefstadt ... celebrated premiere of the Nestroy classic "Kampl":

With "Kampl", the grandiose product of Nestroy's old age, star-actor Herbert Föttinger made his successful debut as director in the Theater in der Josefstadt. In leading roles are Helmuth Lohner, Josefstadt's artistic director, as barber-surgeon "Kampl" & the Josefstadt doyen Otto Schenk as the butler Gabriel Brunner. The two favorites of Austrian audiences sparkle in this ravishing, melodramatic farce with their outstanding acting abilities. Impressively, they show the onlookers plainly once again that Nestroy was a master of his genre. In further roles director Föttinger presents a top-class cast which includes Therese Lohner, Marianne Nentwich, Franz Robert Wagner, Boris Eder, Alexander Wächter & Toni Slama, the brand-new Nestroy Prize Winner 2004.
With his stage music, Michael Rüggeberg offers the audience a sensitive, timely & above all, very successful adaptation of the original score by Carl Binder. For this theatre production, the musicians in the instrumental combination of piano/accordion, flugelhorn & double bass are the responsibility of the time-tested organizational skills of the Wolfgang Trojan Concert Agency.
Together with an enthusiastic audience, director Herbert Föttinger and his artists were able to enjoy a very successful premiere.


31 December, 2004
Ferstel Palace - International New Year’s Eve Gala... A Successful Night at the Ball with High Spirits:
For the fifth time in a row we assumed the artistic planning of the New Year’s Eve Gala for the Ferstel Palace. The Ensemble Johann Strauss Vienna & the Band Broadway entertained the more than 200 international guests with lively Viennese waltzes and international top hits. The fabulous five-course New Year’s Eve menu from the kitchens of the Ferstel Palace satisfied the guests’ every culinary wish.
High spirits in the audience into the early morning …