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GREAT PERFORMANCES: From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015

Airs Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein.

Credit: Courtesy of Terry Linke

Above: Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Terry Linke

Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein.

Always one of “our favorite things,” PBS continues the cherished tradition of ringing in the New Year at the opulent Musikverein with the Vienna Philharmonic under the baton of guest conductor Zubin Mehta, and featuring everyone’s favorite Strauss Family waltzes accompanied by the beautiful dancing of the Vienna City Ballet.

In addition to the Musikverein concert setting, the broadcast features a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host.

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From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2015 - Preview

Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns for the sixth time to host the festive annual New Year’s celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, from Vienna’s Musikverein. The Vienna State Ballet dances to both the “Students Polka” and the “Wine, Women and Song Waltz” in the palatial main building of Vienna’s 650-year-old university.

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