Seen by millions on TV worldwide, the Wiener Philharmoniker's New Year's Concert from Vienna is the best-known classical event in the world. The New Year's Concert, presented in the glittering Musikverein, features a charming program that offers perennial favorites alongside some intriguing Strauss premieres.
The New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic in 2017 was the 77th New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic and took place on January 1, 2017 in the Viennese Music Association . Conductor was Gustavo Dudamel for the first time , who was the youngest conductor at the age of 35, who was the conductor of the New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic until then.
Julie Andrews hosts the annual program with the Vienna Philharmonic, this year conducted by Mariss Jansons, and with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Vienna State Ballet soloists. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the seventh time to host the festive annual New Year’s Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic from Vienna’s Musikverein, a beloved annual tradition that also highlights the scenic capital of Austria, Vienna. Maestro Jansons is returning for the third time to conduct the ever-popular concert of melodies by the Strauss Family and their contemporaries.
The Vienna Philharmonic is very pleased that the New Year’s Concert 2015 will be conducted for the fifth time – after 1990, 1995, 1998 und 2007 – by Zubin Mehta. We have enjoyed a particularly close artistic collaboration with Zubin Mehta, the longest-serving Honorary Member of our orchestra, since 1961 – a span of more than 50 years. With the invitation to conduct this concert, the orchestra recognizes Zubin Mehta not only as one of the leading conductors of our time, but also as a great humanitarian. The program of this year’s annual Vienna Philharmonic tribute to the Strauss family features not only several compositions by Johann Strauss father and son, as well as Eduard and Josef Strauss, but also includes music by Franz von Suppé and Hans Christian Lumbye. Five pieces will be performed for the first time as part of the New Year’s Concert.