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This Is The Classical Music and Jazz You Want To Hear On New Year's Eve and Day

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Join us on December 31st and January 1st for a fabulous lineup of classical music and jazz celebrations—must-hear LIVE broadcasts from Philadelphia to Vienna! Happy New Year from all of us at WRTI 90.1.

New Year’s Eve
7:30 to 9:30 PM on WRTI 90.1 - The Philadelphia Orchestra LIVE from Verizon Hall with Host Gregg Whiteside
Waltz and sing into 2019! It’s New Year’s Eve LIVE from Verizon Hall with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts and Gregg Whiteside is your host. Information about the concert here.

9:30 pm to 1:00 AM on WRTI 90.1 - Jazz Vocalist Laurin Talese LIVE from South Jazz Club and Kitchen with Host J. Michael Harrison
Ring in the New Year at South Jazz Club LIVE on WRTI with vocalist Laurin Talese and her band. J. Michael Harrison is your host.

1:00 AM on WRTI 90.1 - Toast of the Nation
An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world. Hear sets from Buika,The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, pianist Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

New Year’s Day
11:00 AM on WRTI 90.1 - New Year’s Day from Vienna
The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever popular annual New Year's Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. You'll hear your favorite waltzes, polkas and more - a festive way to start off the New Year.

1:00 PM on WRTI 90.1 - The Philadelphia Orchestra's New Year's Concert - recorded LIVE on December 31st
Celebrate 2019 with the Philadelphia Orchestra! This concert will be recorded live and broadcast on New Year’s Day with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Gregg Whiteside. Happy New Year!