Still going strong - the Johann Strauss Orchestra
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The Strauss Family: 15 facts about Vienna's musical dynasty
15. Still going strong - the Johann Strauss Orchestra
Andre Rieu created the modern day version of The Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987. Following six months of rehearsals, they gave their first concert on 1 January 1988. The orchestra began with only 12 members, but now there are 50, sometimes even 60 on very large stages.