Programme

6th Edition, 24 November 2017
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19:00     Guests’ welcoming. According to the tradition of Viennese balls, guests are greeted with a glass of champagne, then they are invited to sit for an official photograph of the event in front of the photo wall. Music offered by the 4 Vibes String Quartet: Laura Roman (violin), Francesca Moldovan (violin), Cătălina Căpățînă (viola), Anca Lazarescu (cello).

19:50    Guests are invited to take their seats in the ballroom

20:00    Opening ceremony

20:05    Guests of honour are opening the Viennese Ball of Timisoara

20:20    The entrance of the debutants: the first dance of the debutants accompanied by the Spirit of Vienna Orchestra. Presenting the debutantes is another tradition specific to the society balls. The young adults make their debut in society on this occasion.

This year, besides waltz classes, the young people who signed up to become debutants have had the opportunity to attend courses that will help them both in their life and in their career: civic involvement, ecological design, career orientation, relational intelligence, social etiquette and good manners, public speaking. We had seven mentors of national and international reputation:

  • His Excellency Mr. Urs Herren, Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation in Bucharest
  • Ms Gladys Abankwa-Meier-Klodt, President, International Women's Association Bucharest
  • Consul Andreas Count of Bardeau, Austria
  • Maia Morgenstern, actress, Jewish State Theatre, Bucharest
  • Mariana Gheorghe, former General CEO, OMV Petrom
  • Basav Ray Chaudhuri, Change Leader and Executive Coach
  • Gáspár György - clinical psychologist, relational psychotherapist

Half of this year’s debutants are from the "Grigore Moisil" High School thanks to the direct involvement of the headteacher, Ms Cerasela Bociu.

20:30    Artistic moment of the mini-dancers (6-12 years old)

20:40    Artistic moment with soprano Luiza Fatyol, Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Germany

  • Antonin Dvorak - Aria "Song to the Moon" from the opera Rusalka
  • Franz Lehár - Aria "Meine Lippen, sie Küssen so Heiss" ("On my lips every kiss is like wine"), from the operetta  Giuditta

20:50    Presentation of United Way Romania Foundation - Ada Gabor, Manager Timisoara

20:55    Artistic moment "Rising Stars" - "Bridesmaid" ballet variation from Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus. Naomi Ţurlui, "Ion Vidu" High School, Choreography Department, 8th grade.

Starting with this year's edition, part of the artistic program of the Viennese Ball of Timisoara, we are introducing a section dedicated to the emerging talent of Timisoara.

21:00    Theatrical moment with Maia Morgenstern, Jewish State Theatre, Bucharest. "On my birthday ..." by Ion Pribeagu

21:10    Damenspenden - offered by the official partner of the event, Vienna City Hall. Another tradition of Viennese balls is to offer small gifts to all the ladies who attend the ball. Every year, at the Viennese Ball of Timisoara, the Damenspenden are offered by Vienna City Hall.

21:15    The Edelweiss Awards – the edelweiss is the symbol of generosity which we distribute every year within our community in the form of a pin in exchange of a minimum donation of 10 lei which represents the price of hot lunch for a child from the United Way centres.

Since the 4th edition of the Viennese Ball of Timisoara, we offer these awards to people who have been serving our community generously and wholeheartedly, investing their time, expertise or resources.

21:25    Presentation of the Romanian Centenary Scholarship Fund

This year, the Haţegan Foundation, with the support of Adecco, is launching the Romanian Centenary Scholarship Fund. The fund is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 24 who demonstrate excellence in a certain academic, technical or vocational field and need financial support. The Haţegan Foundation invites companies or individuals who want to support and promote excellence to contribute to this fund. The fund has been launched by Adecco's 6,000 Euro contribution which has been matched by Haţegan Foundation. The Haţegan Foundation has decided to match every donation received for this fund in the first year, thus doubling the amount.

21.30    The second dance of the debutants accompanied by Spirit of Vienna Orchestra.

21:35    “Alles Walzer!” Dance programme with Spirit of Vienna Orchestra. The ball opens with these traditional words specific to a Viennese ball and everyone is invited to dance.

22:00    Dance program with Martin Breinschmid and Radio Kings Band.

23:15    Dance program with Spirit of Vienna Orchestra.

0:00    Midnight Quadrille with Spirit of Vienna Orchestra under the guidance of the ball choreographer, Raul Avram. The midnight quadrille is one of the attractions of the Viennese balls when everyone is invited to the dance floor.

0:45    Dance program with Martin Breinschmid and Radio Kings Band.

1:30    Dance program with Spirit of Vienna Orchestra.

2:00    The second quadrille of the night with the Spirit of Vienna Orchestra, under the guidance of the ball choreographer, Raul Avram.

2:30    Dance programme with Spirit of Vienna Orchestra.