They have a series of New Year concerts throughout January at the South Denmark Philharmonic.
In order to rouse the bucolic audience from festive stupor, the enterprising conductor David Riddell decided to absail down from the roof – a matter of 15 metres – while the orch struck up the Radetzky March.
The effect was so exhilarating, a spokesperson said, that the orch is thinking of making it a requirement for all other conductors.
photo (c) SDP/Slipped Disc
Might work well in Vienna.