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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Viennese Ball Tickets
To Go On Sale Feb. 1
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: Jan. 14, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1 for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's 25th annual Viennese Ball.
More than 2,000 patrons are expected to attend the ball's silver anniversary April 16 and 17 for an evening of dining, dancing and music in Davies Center. In 1988, the Vienna Tourist Board documented the Viennese Ball as the largest in the world outside Austria.
The university ensembles and soloists slated to perform at the 1999 ball include The Dorf Kapelle of Plymouth; Faculty Dixieland Band; Chris Hansen, piano; The Harp Ensemble; Impromptu; Innocent Men; Jazz Ensemble I; The Singing Statesmen; Tuba Ensemble; University Symphony Orchestra; Vocal Jazz Ensemble; The Voice Faculty Quartet; Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet; and Women's Concert Chorale.
During its 24-year run, the Viennese Ball has provided more than $377,000 for music scholarships and international study awards and more than $160,000 has been directed to student musicians and student production staff who lend their talents to present the ball, said coordinator Ada Bors. To date, more than $537,000 in support of students has been provided, Bors said.
Viennese Ball ticket applications are available the University Service Center and at other locations in Davies Center.
Tickets for the ball are $25 for the public and UW System faculty and staff, or $19 for UW System and Chippewa Valley Technical College students. For the ball with a midnight breakfast, the cost is $30.25 for the public and UW System faculty and staff, or $24.25 for UW System and CVTC students. A $3 processing fee will be added to all orders.
Those who want ticket applications mailed to them can call the Activities and Programs Office at (715) 836-4833.
Orders received via the U.S. mail and campus mail will be filled in the order they are received beginning Feb. 1.
Beginning Feb. 1, tickets can be purchased at the University Service Center between 8:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays and between 4 and 9 p.m. Sundays. The Service Center will have limited hours of operation during Spring Break, March 15-19.
Also beginning Feb. 1, tickets may be ordered by telephone by calling (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-8932. Telephone orders must be accompanied by payment of either MasterCard or Visa. A $3 handling fee will be added for telephone orders.
Those holding student priced 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 more 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: Jan. 29, 1999