The Great New Year’s Concert by the Strauss Festival Orchestra has been seen by five million spectators around the world. The concert has been performed at venues all over Europe, from the Musikverein in Vienna to the Berliner Philarmonie, the Musikhalle Hamburg and the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in Rome.
The programme takes its inspiration from the music festival held in Vienna every year. It includes the best-known works from Strauss, including the Flower Festival Polka, the Emperor Waltz and the Champagne Polka. The concert also features the most famous waltz of all, the Blue Danube, as well as the Radetsky March, which usually rounds off the concert as the audience claps along.