WELCOME

Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian communities in Austria are delighted to invite you to the second Baltic Ball in Vienna, which will be held on Saturday, 11 November 2017.
Join us for a wonderful night with live classical and contemporary music, fine dances, Baltic and Austrian food and drinks, a traditional raffle (Tombola) and other surprises!

Grab your Early Bird ticket at the lowest available price already now and please check this page regularly for the most up-to-date information, programme of the event and more!

CONTINUING A TRADITION

The idea to organise a Viennese ball for the three Baltic communities in Austria was born in the spring of 2016, when Ambassadors and community leaders of our countries were looking for ways to strengthen the communication between our diasporas as well as for possibilities to present the Baltic cultures in the Austrian environment.
The second Baltic Ball is being organised with a hope that the event will be welcomed and numerously attended by our communities. The Organisational Committee believes that the Ball has a potential to develop into a yearly tradition, that will gather together Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians from Austria and abroad, who enjoy Viennese celebrations, as well as it will interest other admirers of the Baltic countries.
With enthusiasm and festive mood of each guest of the Ball, we can make this dream to come true!

Venue

The second Baltic Ball will take place in the historic building of Vienna Technical University, Kuppelsaal, located in the heart of Vienna, next to the famous Karlsplatz and the St. Charles Church.

Address: Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Vienna

PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The venue can be reached with the metro lines U1, U2, U4 and tram D (station Karlsplatz) as well as with trams 1 and 62 (station Opernring).

CAR PARKING: On the street (please mind the Kurzparkzone) or at the underground car park “Karlsplatzgarage” (Matiellistrasse 2-4, 1040 Vienna for 1 EUR / 1 h)

CHARITY

Following the tradition of a Viennese ball, the guests of the Baltic Ball will be given an opportunity to donate for charity organisations back in Lithuanina, Latvia and Estonia.
This year the collected donations will be dedicated for the SOS Children’s Villages (SOS Kinderdorf) in three Baltic countries. These Villages offer an alternative to foster families, provide professional, family-based care and support for children deprived by parents and  orphans, help them growing up into independent members of society. SOS Children’s day-care centres also work with families experiencing social difficulties and families at risk and offer their children a secure and safe environment. Their activities rely upon donations only.
Interesting, that the idea of SOS Children’s Villages originates from Austria, where the first Village was opened in the town of Imst. In the post World War II years, 1949, an Austrian doctor, Hermann Gmeiner, started to look for a solution for helping war orphans and homeless kids and giving them a possibility to grow up in an environment which would resemble a regular home as closely as possible.

Today, the work of the organisation in the world is led and co-ordinated by SOS Kinderdorf International in Austria, which joins more than 133 national SOS Children’s Village’s associations. With their help, more than 80,000 children have found a new home around the globe.

You will have a chance to donate when buying your ball ticket online as well as during the event. All proceeds will be equally divided to the three Baltic countries. Thank you for your generosity!

Performers

Each Baltic country will present a performance by musicians and artists residing in Austria.
A range of contemporary and classical music will be offered for all tastes. Be ready to be surprised by the Baltic talents!
The detailed programme and more information will be announced soon!

Concert

Four musicians from the three Baltic countries united here in Vienna into the Baltic Quartet for this particular occasion. During the Concert will be performed only music of Baltic composers. The Baltic Quartet have prepared inspiring programme.

The Baltic Quartet will also perform pieces of classical music for the ball dances.

  • Rääts (1932). Concerto for chamber orchestra arranged for string quartet op.16 1st mvm Allegro
  • Naujalis (1869 – 1934). Piece for a string quartet “Svajonė (“Dream”)
  • Vasks (1946). String Quartet No.3 2nd mvm Allegro Energico
  • Eller (1887 – 1970). “Kodumaine viis” (Homeland melody)
  • Balsys (1919 – 1984). String Quartet 4th mvm Allegro con brio
  • Vitols (1863 – 1948). String Quartet op.27 4th mvm Finale

DRESSCODE

In line with Austrian ball tradition, FORMAL EVENING WEAR is expected at the Baltic Ball.

This means full length ball gowns for the ladies. Gentlemen are requested to wear white tie or black tie (a tuxedo). Alternatively, you may wear military dress uniform.

At the Baltic Ball, all guests are more than welcome to appear in national costumes.

Tickets

Seat at the 8 person table => 60 EUR per person

  • entrance to the ball
  • seat at the table
  • welcome drink
  • glass of wine at the table
  • welcome snack at the table
  • participation in Tombola
  • Early Bird offer – 55 EUR per person

Entrance ticket => 35 EUR per person

  • entrance to the ball
  • participation in Tombola
  • welcome drink
  • Early Bird offer – 30 EUR per person

Optional donation to SOS Children’s Villages

  • These Villages offer an alternative to foster families, provide professional, family-based care and support for children deprived by parents and  orphans, help them growing up into independent members of society.
  • SOS Children’s day-care centres also work with families experiencing social difficulties and families at risk and offer their children a secure and safe environment
  • Their activities rely upon donations only.
  • All proceeds will be equally divided to the three Baltic countries. Thank you for your generosity!

Tickets are sold via www.balticball.at online ticket selling solution.

All transaction fees are included in ticket price.

Ticket sales are governed using General Terms and Conditions

Baltic Ball is non profit event and all the proceeds are targeted to cover organizational costs.

TU Kuppelsaal Set-up plan

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