The 2016 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert

With Mariss Jansons

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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 2016, the marvelous Mariss Jansons returned for his third edition of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert, following lauded outings in 2006 and 2012. To mark the joyful occasion, the maestro begins the concert with the cheerful Uno-Marsch (United Nations March) by composer-conductor Robert Stolz (1880 - 1975). Waltzes, polkas, marches, and mazurkas round out the beguiling program, with works by Carl Michael Ziehrer, Émile Waldteufel, Josef Hellmesberger I, and—last but not least—the beloved Strauss family.

Photo © Benedikt Dinkhauser

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