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New Year's Day 2022 from Vienna's Musikverein on WRTI: Daniel Barenboim Conducts The Vienna Philharmonic

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Waltz into the New Year with WRTI and the Vienna Philharmonic

Ring in 2022 with WRTI 90.1! On New Year's Day, join us at 11 AM for the 82nd 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.

Maestro Daniel Barenboim conducts works by Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss, Josef Hellmesberger, and Johann Strauss 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. Read about the New Year's concert history here.

Details about the 2022 concert are here.

Here's a little clip from last year's performance held without an audience, and conducted by Riccardo Muti.