Olympic Winner Anky van Grunsven at

Friday, June 10, 2005

Classic meets Equestrian Sport at the CHIO 2005 – A night with Waltz and co.

Piaffes in three-quarter beat: On Saturday, August 20th, 2005, the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein (ALRV) and the Symphony Orchestra Aachen invites to “Horse & Symphony”. In the run-up to the World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen 2005, the concert in the Deutsche Bank Stadium will stand under the symbol of music from the Waltz Dynasty of Vienna, matching to the partner country Austria.

Works of Johann Strauß, Josef Strauß and Franz Lehár form the musical frame for the world-class equestrian sport. From the Netherlands, the actual Olympic Winner Dressage Anky van Grunsven will come to the Aachen Soers. Also, the multiple World and European Champion Nadia Zülow will vaulte to the live sounds of the Symphony Orchestra.

Besides the international stars of the equestrian sport, sportsmen of the Tanzsportzentrum Aachen (Dancing Center Aachen) and of Schwarz-Gelb Aachen (Dancing Club Aachen) will bring a breeze of “Opera Ball of Vienna” to the Soers with the sounds of Waltz. Several spectacular show programmes and quadrilles – with riders of Aachen as Jana Kun, Sabine Rüben, Astrid Buer und Franz-Josef Dahmen – will top the night off with Waltz and Co.. The Managing Director of the ALRV, Frank Kemperman, promises: “This extraordinary concert will be a goddy – visually and acustically.

On August 20th starting at 20.30 hours, Musical Director Marcus R. Bosch will give the beat. It is a big concern for the 35-year old to get also through to people beyond the concert halls with his orchestra. Best example : His engagement by “Horse & Symphony“.

Tickets for this very special evening are available directly at the ticket office of the Aachen-Laurensberger Rennverein e.V., Sonnenweg 11, 52070 Aachen, Germany.

Ticket-Hotline: +49 - 241 - 917 11 11

The prices stay the same compared to the last year, adults pay 21 Euros and teenagers upto 16 years pay 14 Euros. 3 Euros of each ticket sold are donated to UNICEF.

Horsesdaily "On the Scene" at the 2005 CHIO Aachen