Andris Nelsons to conduct the New Year’s Concert in Vienna, 2020
After the famous New Year’s Concert in Vienna on 1 January 2019, it was announced that Andris Nelsons will be at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for this prestigious concert in 2020. Andris Nelsons says:
“It is an incredible honour to have been invited to conduct the legendary New Year’s concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. I have enjoyed many years of wonderful music-making with this extraordinary orchestra, and the prospect of continuing the tradition of sharing the joy of music on this special occasion gives me immense pleasure.”
Held at the Musikverein, the concert concludes a series of three concerts which mainly focus on music of the Strauss family and their contemporaries. The New Year’s Concert is broadcast in over 90 countries and is watched by over 40 million viewers across the world. This will be the first time that Andris Nelsons will conduct at this prestigious international event. 2020 also sees Andris Nelsons and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s highly anticipated Beethoven Cycle performances and recordings together for Deutsche Grammophon.