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Christian Thielemann will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert 2019 for the first time.
Vienna Philharmonic Chairman Daniel Froschauer emphasizes the relationship of artistic trust between conductor and orchestra. ‘The deep musical understanding and trust which functioned perfectly from the beginning in the opera has carried over into the concert sector and been very fruitful. For this reason, we have asked Christian Thielemann to take the baton for the New Year’s Concert on January 1, 2019.’