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Great Performances – From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019

Hugh Bonneville returns as host of the annual PBS broadcast tradition from the heart of Austria


Great Performances – From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019 continues the long-time tradition of ringing in the new year with the Vienna Philharmonic at the opulent 19th Century Musikverein music hall. Under the baton of guest conductor Christian Thielemann, the concert features favorite Strauss Family waltzes, as well as a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Vienna State Opera on the city’s famed Ringstrasse. Downton Abbey’s Earl of Grantham Hugh Bonneville returns as host.

The Vienna Philharmonic’s traditional New Year’s program is the largest worldwide event in classical music, reaching millions of people annually through radio and television in over 80 countries. First broadcast in 1959, the concert has become a global New Year’s tradition.

Music Selections
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) –The Gypsy Baron, Overture
• Josef Strauss –The Dancer, French Polka
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) –Artists’ Life), Waltz
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) – The Bayadere, Quick Polka
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) –Eva Waltz
• Eduard Strauss – Opern-Soiree
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) – Csárdás from Knight Pasman
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) –Egyptian March
• Joseph Hellmesberger (Jr.)– Entr’act Waltz
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) –In Praise of Women
• Josef Strauss –Music of the Spheres), Waltz

• Johann Strauss (Jr.) – On the Double!, Quick Polka
• Johann Strauss (Jr.) –On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Waltz
• Johann Strauss (Sr.) – Radetzky March

Production Credits
From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2019 is a production of Wiener Philharmoniker and ORF in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET. For Great Performances, John Walker and Richard R. Schilling are producers; Bill O’Donnell is series producer; David Horn is executive producer.