New Year’s con­cert strikes a chord

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

MUL­TI­CUL­TURAL broad­caster SBS will opt for tra­di­tion when it broad­casts the Vi­enna Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra’s New Year’s Day Con­cert. Mu­si­cians will per­form the lively mu­sic of Strauss and his con­tem­po­raries. These con­certs de­light the au­di­ence in the Musikverein, Vi­enna, and are tele­vised to about 50 mil­lion view­ers in more than 70 coun­tries. First per­formed in 1939, dur­ing a dark pe­riod of Aus­tria’s his­tory, these con­certs were con­ceived for a lo­cal au­di­ence as a re­minder of bet­ter times and a source of hope for the fu­ture. This year’s con­cert will be con­ducted by Lat­vian mae­stro Mariss Jan­sons, who last con­ducted the or­ches­tra in 2006.

New Year’s Day Con­cert 2012: Sun­day, 9.25pm, SBS ONE

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