What are you doing on New Year's Day? Join us at 11 am for the 78th annual Vienna Philharmonic concert broadcast featuring the upbeat music of the Strauss family and their contemporaries, brought to you from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria!
Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts works by Edward Strauss, Josef Strauss, Johann Strauss, sen., Johann Strauss, Jr., Josef Hellmesberger, Jr., Richard Strauss, Franz von Suppé, and more.
Originating during the darkest chapter in Austria's history, these concerts have continually grown in popularity in the decades since, which can be attributed to the verve and creative energy of the compositions of the Strauss family.
Today, millions of people throughout the world draw joy and optimism for the New Year ahead through the light-hearted yet subtly profound character of this music. This concert will be recorded earlier on New Year's Day and is the largest worldwide event in classical music, reaching millions of people every year through radio and television. Monday, January 1st, 11 am to 1 pm on WRTI 90.1.