The New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra & Soloists present "A Viennese Christmas" at Wisconsin Lutheran College

December 4, 2006

MILWAUKEE - The Center for Arts and Performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College ushers in the holiday season with a performance of "A Viennese Christmas" by The New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra & Soloists December 15 at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall. "A Viennese Christmas" includes traditional Christmas music in the first half of the program and a wonderful mixture of Viennese music in the second half of the program. Enjoy sounds of the season including "Die Fledermaus: Overture," "Sleigh Ride," "Little Drummer Boy" and other Yuletide favorites.

Hailed as America's first touring "Pops Orchestra" in 1940, the ensemble continues to play repertoire ranging from famous symphonies, overtures and arias to popular classics and the music of Broadway.  Conductor Dr. Jason Altieri is an accomplished conductor of symphony, opera and pops programs. In addition to The New Sigmund Romberg Orchestra and Soloists, he currently holds the position of conductor of The Hollywood Concert orchestra as well as associate conductor of the Atlanta Pops Orchestra.

"A Viennese Christmas" is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $35 general, $32 seniors and $10 students. The concert is currently sold out. To be placed on a waiting list, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.