Great Performances: Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert 2020
Premieres Friday, June 25 at 9 p.m.
As the world welcomes a new decade, Great Performances continues the tradition of ringing in the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic at Vienna’s famous Musikverein. Under the baton of three-time GRAMMY Award-winning guest conductor and Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons, the concert spotlights the talent of the Vienna State Ballet and the Vienna Philharmonic with beloved waltzes by Strauss and more. PBS favorite Hugh Bonneville (Masterpiece: Downton Abbey) returns as host for a third year, touring Musikverein’s archives, which hold the largest collection of Beethoven manuscripts in the world, the Beethoven museum and other locations associated with the legendary composer in honor of his 250th birthday (December 17, 2020).
The Vienna Philharmonic performs approximately 40 concerts in Vienna annually, among them the New Year’s concert and the Summer Night concert Schönbrunn, which are broadcast in numerous countries around the world.
Franz von Suppé – Light Cavalry Overture
Josef Strauss – Cupid Polka
Johann Strauss (Jr.) – Be Embraced, You Millions!, Waltz
Edward Strauss – Frost Flower, Polka
Josef Hellmesberger (Jr.) – Gavotte
Hans Christian Lumbye – Postman Gallop
Ludwig van Beethoven – Selections of Contredanses
Johann Strauss (Jr.) – Enjoy Life, Waltz
Johann Strauss (Jr.) – Chit-chat, Polka
Josef Strauss – Dynamiden, Waltz
Johann Strauss (Jr.) –The Beautiful Blue Danube, Waltz
Johann Strauss (Sr.) – Radetzky March