New Year's Concert, Vienna Philharmonic 2021

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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.

Fascinating Strauss sounds

The New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic combines the best of the best: The cheerfully lively, but also somewhat reflective program of music with compositions by the Strauss dynasty and its contemporaries, ensures a good start to the still young year. The most Viennese music ever written is performed, from the waltz to the polka, interpreted with artistically value.

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. Each year the orchestra is led by a different conductor. Guest conductors have included Mariss Jansons (2016), Gustavo Dudamel (2017), Riccardo Muti (2018 and 2021), Christian Thielemann (2019), Andris Nelsons (2020) and Daniel Barenboim (2022). Franz Welser-Möst will conduct in 2023.

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:


Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • Mo, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Tu, 09:00 - 20:00
    • We, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Th, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp 164 cm  wide
    • 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.

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