New Year’s Concert

One of the most awaited events in Vienna is the New Year concert. This is not only being awaited by local residents in Vienna and the rest of Austria but by people from all over the world.

For 2011, the New Year’s concert will feature a ballet performance and for the first time ever, it will take place at the Castle in Vienna-Laudon Hadersdorf. This is expected to be a spectacular event what with the snow castle serving as the backdrop while the Vienna State Ballet performs. Featured soloists for this event are Maria Yakovleva and Eno Peci and their costumes will be made by Johan Engels for the fifth time.

As for the music, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome Franz Welser-Most who is the musical director of Staatsoper. Johann Strauss music will be highlighted because according to Most, this music depicts how Austrians think.

So what time will this concert start and how will it proceed? This musical event will start at 9:35 p.m. while the live feed over TV ORF 2 will start at 11:15 p.m. from Musikverein’s Golden Hall. Viewers will also be able to see the tour of the Vienna Philharmonic during the break.

As always, millions of people all around the globe will be able to watch this yearly New Year’s concert in Vienna from their own homes. This year 2010, some 45 million viewed the event which was covered by 74 TV stations from 71 countries.

Vienna has gained international recognition for holding its annual concert to welcome the new year. This event began as a way to entertain local residents and give them hope for the future. For this reason, the Vienna Philharmonic based in the Austrian capital has earned the title of musical ambassadors as it spreads hope, peace and friendship all around the world.

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