After the celebrations of the night before have rung out the old year in style, Vienna begins the new year with one of the most famous and prestigious classical concerts in the world.
Vienna”s New Year”s Day Concert at the Musikverein”s jaw-droppingly beautiful Golden Hall features some of the best-loved music from the Strauss family of composers.
As might be expected of an event with such a huge amount of prestige, tickets are like gold dust and the application process sees them allocated by ballot.
To give music fans a chance to experience the majesty of the surroundings, additional concerts are also held on the two nights before the main event.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be in residence for the performances, which should feature some of the most famous and admired work from the history of classical music in Austria.
The event is to be televised in over 50 countries and it is seen as the mission of the concerts to fulfil an ambassadorial role in promoting Austrian music and culture the world over.
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