New Year’s Concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein

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New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic

Perhaps the most famous concert in the world is broadcast by television to an audience of millions in over 90 countries. Being there in Vienna on the day calls for a little luck because the tickets for each year's concert are drawn on the website of the Vienna Philharmonic due to the huge demand. Another potential option is Stephansplatz – one of the stops on the New Year’s Eve Trail – where there will be a live open-air broadcast. The live broadcast from the Vienna Music Society will also start at the Riesenradplatz in the Prater on January 1, 2025 from 11:15 am.

Fascinating Strauss sounds

The New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic combines the best of the best: The joyful and lively, but at times also contemplative music program with works by the Strauss dynasty and their contemporaries ensures a good start to the fledgling year. The most Viennese music ever written is performed, from the waltz to the polka, interpreted with artistically value.

That was the program for 2024

  • Karl Komzák: Erzherzog Albrecht-Marsch, op. 136
  • Johann Strauss II.: Wiener Bonbons. Walzer, op. 307
  • Johann Strauss II.: Figaro-Polka. Polka française, op. 320
  • Josef Hellmesberger (Sohn): Für die ganze Welt. Walzer
  • Eduard Strauss: Ohne Bremse. Polka schnell, op. 238
  • Johann Strauss II.: Ouvertüre zur Operette “Waldmeister”
  • Johann Strauss II.: Ischler Walzer. Nachgelassener Walzer Nr. 2
  • Johann Strauss II.: Nachtigall-Polka, op. 222
  • Eduard Strauss: Die Hochquelle. Polka mazur, op. 114
  • Johann Strauss II.: Neue Pizzicato-Polka. op. 449
  • Josef Hellmesberger (Sohn): Estudiantina-Polka aus dem Ballett “Die Perle von Iberien”
  • Carl Michael Ziehrer: Wiener Bürger. Walzer, op. 419
  • Anton Bruckner: Quadrille, WAB 121 (Orchestr. W. Dörner)
  • Hans Christian Lumbye: Glædeligt Nytaar! Galopp
  • Josef Strauss: Delirien. Walzer, op. 212

Ballet in three-four time

The highlights of the New Year’s Concert include outstanding dance performances by the Vienna State Ballet in costumes created by leading contemporary designers, filmed in enchanting locations such as palaces and imperial gardens. 

Something to look out for: The DVD of the “New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic 2023” including the interval film and ballet scenes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Vienna World’s Fair 1873.

Musical ambassadors of Austria

The musicians play right at the top of the league of leading international orchestras - they are the Vienna Philharmonic. The conductors are also amongst the best in the world. The orchestra is conducted by somebody different every year. Guest conductors have included Mariss Jansons (2016), Gustavo Dudamel (2017), Riccardo Muti, Andris Nelsons (2020), Daniel Barenboim (2022), Franz Welser-Möst (2023) and Christian Thielemann (2024).

Gracing the podium in 2025 will be maestro Riccardo Muti, who has played an eminent role in the history of the Vienna Philharmonic for over 50 years. Since 1971, he has conducted more than 500 joint concerts, including six New Year’s concerts, philharmonic subscription concerts, memorial concerts, guest performances and tours, as well as numerous opera productions. The highlight of the 2024 season will be the anniversary concerts celebrating the 200th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which will be performed under Muti’s baton.

Vienna Philharmonic
© Wiener Philharmoniker / Lois Lammerhuber

In the temple of classical music

The New Year's Concert is held in the Musikverein, the center of classical music for music fans in Vienna. The Grand Hall is also called the Golden Hall. It is considered to be not only one of the most beautiful halls in the world, but also one of the best in terms of acoustics. For the New Year's Concert, the hall, which is built in the historical style based on the model of antiquity, is decorated with wonderful flower arrangements. Columns, caryatids and gable reliefs create the impression that a temple of music has been created here.

New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic

Annually on 1 January
Start: 11.15 am
Broadcast live on ORF2 and on Ö1 as well as in over 90 countries worldwide
Program, information:

New Year’s Eve concerts at Vienna’s major venues


Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • The Box Office is open 9am-7pm (Monday-Friday) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

      For all concerts organised by the Musikverein the Box Office opens one hour before the beginning of the performance (also on Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays). 

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp 164 cm wide
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
      Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.

      Visit with seeing eye dog: please give notice in advance.

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