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How are you celebrating New Year's Eve?
Beethoven: Symphonie Nr. 9
Solemnly, the Finnish conductor Sakari Oramo will guide one of Vienna’s most traditional orchestras and an illustrious ensemble of soloists through the turn of the year. Beethoven’s setting of Schiller’s »Ode to Joy«, which became immediately popular, has formed the highlight of our offering of New Year’s Eve events at the Wiener Konzerthaus. If you want to rejoice in the start of the New Year with this work, which has resonated musical charisma ever since its world première in 1824, you will have the choice of three opportunities to do so.Thursday, 30. Dezember 2021, 8 PM, Großer SaalFriday, 31. Dezember 2021, 7 PM, Großer SaalSaturday, 1. January 2022, 8 PM, Großer Saal
Habjan & Friends
Did you know that as early as the 1880s, whistling was developed into an art form in Vienna? Appearances of whistling musicians were hugely popular – even crown prince Rudolf is supposed to have been a great admirer of the genre. Now, Nikolaus Habjan has rediscovered this highly unusual form of making music for himself – and whistles anything he takes a fancy to: »I’ve yet to find a piece that cannot be whistled«, claims the artist from Graz. Supported by his guests, he will accompany us into the New Year with his incredibly virtuoso »Hot Air«.
Thursday, 30. Dezember 2021, 7.45 PM, Mozart-Saal
The Grand Thomas Gansch New Year's Eve Show
Let the old year come to a splendid close with a veritable treat for the ears! Trumpet virtuoso and entertainer Thomas Gansch invites you to join him in his New Year’s Eve Show. On this occasion, the Salon Orchestra Alhambra, the radio.string.quartet and more brillant musicians will form a great »Grand Show Orchestra« to set the stage for an unforgettable turn of the year – with loads of music and lots of laughs. Star guests Willi Resetarits and Marianne Mendt will contribute glamour and glitter! Burgtheater actor Robert Reinagl and Thomas Gansch will act as hosts. It’s showtime! Friday, 31. Dezember 2021, 10.30 PM, Großer Saal
Strauss Festival Orchester Wien
It is the orchestra for the Viennese sound style: Since the 1970s, this orchestra, with its conductors Peter Guth and Willy Büchler, has spread the message of Vienna’s fin de siècle not just within the metropolis itself, but throughout the world. With this year’s programme »Tales from the Orient«, the Strauss Festival Orchestra proves that you can travel great distances also with the music of Strauß & Co, presenting compositions by members of the Strauß dynasty and Joseph Lanner.Wednesday, 29. Dezember 2021, 7.30 PM, Großer SaalSaturday, 1. Jänner 2021, 11.00 AM, Großer Saal