New Year's Day from Vienna's Musikverein on WRTI: Riccardo Muti Conducts The Vienna Philharmonic
Ring in 2021 with WRTI 90.1! On New Year's Day, join us at 11 AM for the 81st 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. This year the concert will be performed without an audience.
Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts works by Franz von Suppè, Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss, Carl Zeller, Carl Millöcker, Karl Komzák, and Johann Strass Sr. The complete program is here.
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.
Watch last year's concert: