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Viennese Ball tickets now available

February 22, 2012

EAU CLAIRE — Tickets for the 38th Annual Viennese Ball at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire are now for sale at the Service Center counter in the east lobby of Davies Center. Walk-up and telephone sales will begin immediately for the event, not March 5 as previously announced.

The largest social event hosted annually by the university, the Viennese Ball will be presented April 13 and 14 from 6:30 p.m.-1 a.m. in Davies Center. Tickets are $40 for the public or $27.50 for UW System, Chippewa Valley Technical College and high school students.

The Service Center is open from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends. Patrons also may charge their tickets to Discover, MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call 715-836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free 800-949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders. There will be no online sales for this event.

The Viennese Ball is a formal event that recalls the culture, history and music of 19th-century Vienna. It promises the opportunity to dance waltzes and polkas from the Strauss Era, known as a golden age of romance and elegance. The ball also features many student and faculty ensembles and regional musicians, performing music from many different periods and eras. Proceeds and donations provide music, service and international study awards for UW-Eau Claire students.

The Annual Viennese Ball is presented by the University Centers in cooperation with the music and theatre arts department and the Center for International Education. The 2012 Viennese Ball will be the last to take place in the original Davies Center; the 39th Annual Viennese Ball will be presented in the new W.R. Davies Student Center that is under construction.

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