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UW-Eau Claire to host 44th annual Viennese Ball April 13-14

| Jesse Yang

Thousands of visitors will come to UW-Eau Claire’s campus this weekend wearing elegant gowns and tuxedos as they take in the spectacular music and fine cuisine that has made the Viennese Ball a popular event for more than four decades.

The 44th Viennese Ball will take place April 13-14 in Davies Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. each night.

The much-anticipated formal event transforms all three floors of Davies into a setting that recalls the romance and elegance of 19th-century Vienna, Austria.

Modeled on the historic New Year's Eve Kaiser Ball, the Viennese Ball features music and performances by UW-Eau Claire student and faculty ensembles, as well as regional musicians.

Guests waltz in the grand ballroom, swing dance, polka, sing along to favorite songs in a piano bar and enjoy a variety of other performances that showcase the talents of Blugolds and shine a light on UW-Eau Claire’s extraordinary music program.

Proceeds from the Viennese Ball have raised more than $1.5 million in international, music and service scholarships and awards for deserving UW-Eau Claire students.

How did UW-Eau Claire come to host to the largest Viennese ball outside of Vienna?

Learn about its history in a video that turns back time to 1974, when the late Ada Bors first brought the beauty of Vienna, Austria, to UW-Eau Claire.