Friday, August 5 2022

Fri January 1 at 8:30 p.m. on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Ring in 2021 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein hosted by Hugh Bonneville. Guest conductor Riccardo Muti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform a festive selection of waltzes from the Strauss family.

As the world bids farewell to 2020, Great performance continues its beloved tradition. PBS favorite Hugh Bonneville (“Masterpiece:” “Downton Abbey”) returns as host for a fourth year with Riccardo Muti as guest conductor for the sixth time. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra performs Strauss’s favorite waltzes, and the celebration features the dance of the Vienna National Ballet on-site from notable Vienna landmarks. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Bonneville will host the concert remotely from England on-site at Goodwood House, the country estate of the Duke and Duchess of Richmond and Gordon, located north of Chichester.

List of songs:

  • Franz von Suppe: “Overture of the poet and the peasant”
  • Karl Komzak: “The Daughters of Baden” *
  • Josef Strauss: “Margherita Polka” *
  • Johann Strauss Sr.: “Venetian Gallop” *
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “Voice of Spring, Waltz”
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “In the woods of Krapfen, French Polka”
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “New Quadrille melodies”
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “Emperor Waltz”
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “Tempestuous in Love and Dance, Quick Polka Encores”
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “Furioso Polka”
  • Johann Strauss Jr.: “The Blue Danube, Waltz”
  • Johann Strauss Sr.: “Radetzky March”

* First time performed at a New Years concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Throughout its 40+ year history on PBS, Great performance has provided viewers across the country with an unprecedented showcase of the best in all genres of the performing arts, serving as the most prestigious and enduring broadcaster of cultural programming in the United States. The series is available to stream simultaneously on all branded PBS platforms, including and the PBS Video app, which is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. Members of the PBS station can view the episodes through Passport (contact your local PBS station for details.)

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