The New Year’s concert held by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at 12:15 (Romanian time).
The concert can be watched in Romania on TVR 1 and Radio Romania Cultural.
The New Year’s concert in Vienna. Who will be the conductor in 2022
At the concert on Saturday, 79-year-old maestro Daniel Barenboim will conduct for the third time the annual round of waltzes and polkas of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, after the performances of 2009 and 2014. The concert will be broadcast in 92 of countries.
Daniel Barenboim wants to remind people of the importance of music through the upcoming New Year’s concert in Vienna.
“I hope it will inspire some of the world’s politicians to really think about the importance of the people’s spiritual need for music,” Barenboim told reporters in the Austrian capital on Wednesday.
Last year’s event took place under the baton of Riccardo Muti, in front of an empty concert hall in the context of the pandemic.
The New Year’s concert in Vienna. What is the price of a VIP ticket in 2022
Prices for a ticket to the New Year’s concert in Vienna start at 650 euros and can reach up to 1,190 euros.
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Vienna New Year’s Concert 2022. The number of spectators has been reduced due to restrictions
This year, the concert takes place again with the public, although the number of spectators has been unexpectedly reduced to 1,000. About 700 ticket holders have been notified that they will no longer be able to attend and will have a seat reserved next year.
Only those vaccinated with the booster dose can participate in events with more than 1,000 people, according to the latest measures adopted in Austria.
As many guests from Germany and Switzerland have not yet been vaccinated with the extra dose, reducing the number of seats has been the best solution, said violinist Daniel Froschauer, president of the Vienna Philharmonic.
“We are lucky that we could do that with 1,000 people because the music has to be listened to live,” Barenboim said.
He stressed that more action is needed for children’s music education