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Dusseldorf's Annual New Year Concert

DUSSELDORF, Germany (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The Tonhalle in Dusseldorf will once again play host to the city's annual New Year Concert on January 1st.

Conductor Hubert Soudant will guide the audience through a program of orchestral works and waltzes by Robert Schumann, Johann Strauss and Jacques Offenbach.

Every year the Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra performs in the former planetarium on the banks of the River Rhine.

Strauss' Voices of Spring waltz is among the compositions being played, along with an extract from Offenback's operetta La Vie Parisienne and Schumann's New Year's Song.

The concert begins one hour before midnight and follows an evening of other musical events such as two performances to be given by the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dusseldorf's concert hall is renowned for its unusual design due to its former use as a planetarium. The domed shape of its roof is said to create "magnificent acoustics". –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers