Vienna Philharmonic confirms empty New Year with Mutimain
The orchestra will perform its New Year’s Day concert in the empty Golden Hall of the Musikverein. Riccardo Muti, who turns 80 in 2021, will conduct the event for the sixth time.
He says: ‘When the Philharmonic invited me to my first New Year’s concert in 1993, I asked whether they really thought I could do waltzes. But we worked our way through Franz Schubert, his love of life and his melancholy, quite naturally to Johann Strauss.’