From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2016

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Julie Andrews hosts the annual program with the Vienna Philharmonic, this year conducted by Mariss Jansons, and with the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Vienna State Ballet soloists. The New Year’s day celebration is presented by THIRTEEN’s Great Performances Friday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings) with an encore performance that evening at 7:30 p.m.

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the seventh time to host the festive annual New Year’s Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic from Vienna’s Musikverein, a beloved annual tradition that also highlights the scenic capital of Austria, Vienna.

Maestro Jansons is returning for the third time to conduct the ever-popular concert of melodies by the Strauss Family and their contemporaries. Learn more about Jansons, Julie Andrews and the program here.

Music Program

Johann Strauss
“A Night in Venice” Overture

Eduard Strauss
Out of Control, Quick Polka

Josef Strauss
Music of the Spheres, Waltz

Johann Strauss
Singers Joy, French Polka (with Vienna Boys’ Choir)

Josef Strauss
On Holiday, Quick Polka (with Vienna Boys’ Choir)

Johann Strauss
“Princess Ninetta” – Entr’acte between Acts 2 and 3

Emil Waldteufel
España, Waltz (after Chabrier)

Johann Strauss, Sr.
Sighs Galop

Josef Strauss
The Dragonfly, Polka Mazur

Johann Strauss
Emperor Waltz

Johann Strauss
On the Hunt, Quick Polka

Johann Strauss
Double-time! Quick Polka

Johann Strauss
On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Waltz

Johann Strauss, Sr.
Radetsky March

The Vienna State Ballet is choreographed by Jiri Bubenicek. It provides the ensembles at both the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Volksoper.