One of the most anticipated events of the classical calendar, the Vienna Philharmonic's exquisite New Year's Concert brings the musicians of the prestigious orchestra together under the baton of a different influential conductor each year. Centered around a wide variety of dances in the Viennese style—especially the world-famous waltzes of the Strauss family—every edition brims with stately serenity and a hint of mischief, the perfect way to begin your New Year in music.
In this 2010 edition, the world-class Vienna Philharmonic team up with the acclaimed Georges Prêtre, a favorite collaborator of the divine Maria Callas, for a dynamic program with comic opera panache. After the immortal Overture from Die Fledermaus, the ensemble treat us to a feast of works by Offenbach, Otto Nicolai, Hans Christian Lumbye, and—of course—Johann Strauss, Sr. and Jr.
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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra