|The Großer Musikvereinssaal bedecked for the annual|
New Year's Concert. The flowers that decorate the hall
are the gift of the city of Sanremo in Italy.
Well hopefully there is still time in the next few years to correct that gap in my list - perhaps coupled with another trip to my beloved Salzburg for Christmas? In the meantime here's an excerpt from this year's concert where maestro Mariss Jansons - conducting his second New Year's concert - showed his prowess with the hammers?????
According to the Wiener Phil website if I want to get into next year's concert I'd better make up my mind in the next two days. The lottery registration for January 1, 2013 starts on Wednesday and ends on the 23rd. And the tickets range from €30 to €940 - so I'd have to win two lotteries if I wanted a good seat!
The official website has a history of the concert - now in its 72nd year and broadcast to an estimated audience of 50 million in over 72 countries. And there's an interesting posting on how the broadcast is done - famous British producer Brian Large has been most often in charge in the past few years.
01 January - New Year's Day