MAILED: Jan. 29, 2001
Ticket requests for the 27th annual Viennese Ball now are being accepted by mail at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
A formal event that recalls the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, the ball will be presented Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, from 6:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. in Davies Center.
Mail orders (campus and U.S. mail) will be filled in the order they are received at the University Service Center. Tickets are $35 for the public or $25 for UW System and Chippewa Valley Technical College students. A maximum of six tickets may be requested per order. If ticket requests exceed availability, orders will be returned.
The ticket order form is available in Davies Center; in the Jan. 29 edition of The Spectator, the campus newspaper; and in a brochure mailed to community members on the Viennese Balls mailing list. Those not on the mailing list who wish to receive the ticket brochure may call the Activities and Programs office, (715) 836-4833.
The Viennese Ball is the largest social event hosted annually by the university and was documented in 1988 as being the worlds largest Viennese ball outside of Vienna. Proceeds provide music scholarships and international study awards for deserving UW-Eau Claire students.
The event showcases music and theatre arts department ensembles, including the University Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble I, The Singing Statesmen and the Womens Concert Chorale. UW-Eau Claire faculty ensembles to be showcased at the ball include the Voice Faculty Quartet and the Wisconsin Woodwind Quintet. The Wisconsin polka band Dorf Kapelle will be back by popular demand.
A unique aspect of the Viennese Ball at UW-Eau Claire is the transformation of Davies Center into a mini-Vienna with shops, places of entertainment for dancing and listening to a wide variety of music, and a number of cafes, restaurants and bars.
The Viennese Ball usually sells out quickly. Availability permitting, window and telephone ticket sales will begin Feb. 26.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 29, 2001