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New Year's Day Concert

2017 - Highlights

Duration: 2 hours

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

A chance to enjoy highlights from the live concert in which virtuoso Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in their traditional start to the New Year. Petroc Trelawny is on hand to guide us through their finest galops, polkas and waltzes composed by the Strauss family and their contemporaries.

Viewers can enjoy performances not only from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra but also by dancers from the Vienna State Ballet and the world-renowned Choir of the Society of the Friends of Music, consistently ranked among the best concert choirs in the world.

As is traditional, the concert comes to a close with the beloved By the Beautiful Blue Danube, and concludes with the stirring crowd-pleaser, the Radetzky March. Show less

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