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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire to Host Annual Viennese Ball April 11-12
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Jan. 9, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - Tickets will go on sale Jan. 21 for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's 23rd annual Viennese Ball.

More than 2,000 patrons are expected to attend the ball April 11 and 12 for an evening of dining, dancing and music in Davies Center. In 1988, the Viennese Ball was documented by the Vienna Tourist Board as the largest in the world outside Austria.

Featured university ensembles and soloists will be the Brass Choir, The Dorf Kapelle, the Faculty Dixieland Band, Gone Public, Chris Hansen, The Innocent Men, Jazz Ensemble I, The Singing Statesmen, the University Symphony Orchestra, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and the Women's Concert Chorale.

Organized by a committee of university staff, students and community members, the event helps provide music scholarships and international study awards. The committee hopes to realize $22,000 for scholarships from ticket sales and donations.

During its 22-year run, the Viennese Ball has provided more than $331,000 for music scholarships and international study awards, and more than $138,000 has been directed to student musicians and student production staff who lend their talents to present the ball, coordinator Ada Bors said. To date, $469,000 in support of students has been provided, she said.

Viennese Ball ticket applications are available at the University Service Center and at other locations in Davies Center. Tickets for the ball are $25 for the public and $19 for UW-Eau Claire students; for the ball with a midnight breakfast, the cost is $30 for the public and $24 for students. A $2 processing fee will be added to all orders.

Orders received via the U.S. mail and campus mail will be filled in the order they are received beginning Jan. 21.

Beginning Jan. 21, tickets can be purchased at the University Service Center between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Saturdays, and between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday. The Service Center will have limited hours of operation during Spring Break, March 22-31.

Also beginning Jan. 21, tickets may be ordered by telephone by calling (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-8932. Telephone orders must be accompanied by payment with either MasterCard or Visa. A $3 handling fee will be added for telephone orders.

Those holding student price tickets must present a valid UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College student card upon entering the ball. Student ticket holders are allowed to bring one guest at the student price.

Ticket requests will be filled in the order they are received. Tickets are limited to 1,000 per night.

For additional information about ticket information, call the University Service Center at (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-8932.


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 22, 1997