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New Year's Concert 2017 with Gustavo Dudamel

The 2017 New Year's Concert takes place on January 1, 2017, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel in the Vienna Musikverein. Gustavo Dudamel, who was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in 1981, becomes the youngest conductor in the 75 year history of the New Year's Concert. In 2007, Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Vienna Philharmonic for the first time at the Lucerne Festival and made his debut at the Vienna Philharmonic Subscription Concerts in 2011. Dudamel conducted the Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn in 2012 and led the orchestra on its traditional Vienna Philharmonic Week in Japan in 2014.

The 2017 New Year's Concert will be broadcast in over 90 countries and followed by up to 50 million television viewers around the world. 

Program of the 2017 New Year's Concert

The New Year's Concert

The Vienna Philharmonic presents annually at the New Year a program consisting of the lively and yet nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Strauss family and its contemporaries. This concert is now broadcast to over 90 countries around the world.

Gustavo Dudamel

As an internationally renowned symphonic and operatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel is motivated by a profound belief in music's power to unite and inspire. Currently serving as Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, the impact of his leadership extends from the greatest concert stages to classrooms, cinemas and innovative digital platforms around the world. Dudamel also appears as guest conductor with some of the world’s most famous musical institutions. In 2017, he becomes the youngest-ever conductor to lead the Vienna Philharmonic's famous New Year's Day Concert.

Venezuela

Named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2009, Gustavo Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. His early musical and mentoring experiences inspired his life-long commitment to music as a catalyst for learning, integration, and social change. Dudamel’s work in his native Venezuela serves as the cornerstone of his engagement with young people, and he steadfastly commits some twenty-five weeks of his annual schedule to the orchestras and children of El Sistema, both in Caracas and around the country. During his 18th season as Music Director of the entire El Sistema project, he continues to lead the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela, as well as on tour around the globe. Following a late summer 2016 European tour, the Bolívars and Dudamel launch the Carnegie Hall season in New York with three programs. In March 2017, they perform entire Beethoven symphony cycles in Barcelona, Vienna and for the opening of Hamburg's new Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Now entering his eighth season as Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel’s contract has been extended to the end of the 2021-2022 season. At his initiative, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has dramatically expanded the scope of its community outreach programs, including most notably the creation of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), influenced by the philosophy of Venezuela’s admired El Sistema, which encourages social development through music. With YOLA and diverse local educational initiatives, Dudamel brings music to children in underserved communities of Los Angeles. These programs have in turn inspired similar efforts throughout the United States, as well as in Sweden (Hammarkullen) and Scotland (Raploch).

At the Los Angeles Philharmonic, not only the breadth of audiences reached is remarkable, but also the depth of programming performed under Dudamel. LA Phil programs continue to represent the best and boldest in new music, including numerous premieres and commissions by composers such as John Adams, Philip Glass, Bryce Dessner, Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Kaija Saariaho.

Recordings and Broadcasts

Recordings, broadcasts and digital innovations are also fundamental to Dudamel's passionate advocacy for universal access to music. Dudamel's discography includes among many others a special charity LP release of Mendelssohn's “Scottish” Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic which raised funds for music education projects in Europe and Latin America.

Dudamel has also independently produced an all-Wagner recording available exclusively for download, a complete set of Beethoven symphonies for digital learning, and a streaming broadcast of two Stravinsky ballets with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in cooperation with the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Hall.

Awards

Gustavo Dudamel is one of the most decorated conductors of his generation. He received the Americas Society Cultural Achievement Award in 2016, and the 2014 Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society from the Longy School. He was named Musical America’s 2013 Musician of the Year, one of the highest honors in the classical music industry, and was voted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. In October of 2011, he was named Gramophone Artist of the Year, and in May of the same year, was inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in consideration of his “eminent merits in the musical art.”

Floral Decorations by Vienna Parks and Gardens

Floral Decorations - New Years Concert 2015 ©  Jun Keller ≡ InfoBlumenschmuck - Neujahrskonzert 2015 | + Zoom The New Year’s Concert on January 1, 2015, marked the premiere of a new co-operation between the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Parks and Gardens department. Together with other Austrian gardeners and florists, the department‘s staff will in the future be turning the Golden Hall of the Musikverein into a shining sea of flowers. “The New Year’s Concert is a highlight in the floral industry and provides a unique opportunity to present the great mastery of Vienna’s gardeners to an international audience”, said Vienna’s City Councillor for the Environment, Ulli Sima.

Vienna’s parks and gardens department considers this new co-operation an exciting task. “The new co-operation creates a unique Viennese symbiosis – both in floral and in musical terms. Both institutions, the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Parks and Gardens, have a long tradition and contribute to Vienna’s image, which is presented to the world at the New Year’s Concert”, declared Vienna Parks and Gardens Director Rainer Weisgram.

Sun, 01. January 2017

11:15 h

Vienna, Austria
Musikverein, Golden Hall

New Year's Concert

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel

Compositions by Franz Lehár, Èmile Waldteufel, Johann Strauss, Jr., Josef Strauss, Franz von Suppé, Carl Michael Ziehrer, Otto Nicolai, Johann Strauss, sen.

New Year's Concert ©  Terry Linke ≡ InfoNew Year's Concert | + Zoom

Due to extremely high demand, tickets for the three traditional end of year concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic are drawn by lot over this website at the beginning of each year. In this way, music lovers from all over the world have an equal chance to purchase these highly desired tickets. Between January 2 and February 28, 2017, applications will be accepted to take part in the drawing for tickets to the end of year concerts 2017/18.

More Information

New Year's Concert 2016

The annual Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert, which is broadcast on television and radio to over 90 countries around the world, is conducted for the third time by Mariss Jansons.

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New Year's Concert 2015

The Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert took place under the baton of Zubin Mehta on January 1, 2015, in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna.

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New Year's Concert 2014

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New Year's Concert:
The Complete Works

75th Anniversary Edition

A celebration of the world's most popular classical music event!

This special anniversary edition contains all 319 works ever performed at the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert over its entire 75-year history and represents a unique collection of musical highlights performed live under 14 great conductors.

The set includes 25 previously unreleased recordings from the archives of the Austrian Broadcasting Co. (ORF) as well as a special CD featuring 13 new recordings by members of the Vienna Philharmonic which capture music from the concert's early years not recorded at the time.

23 CD

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