Vienna New Year's Concert 2011 (2011)
Vienna New Year's Concert 2011 (2011)
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Genre: Classical - Concert
The New Year Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic (in German: Das Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker) is a concert of classical music that takes place each year in the morning of January 1 in Vienna, Austria. It is broadcast around the world to an estimated audience of 50 million in 72 countries.
News veteran Paula Zahn will cover for stage and screen legend Julie Andrews as host of the festive annual New Year's celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the direction of Franz Welser-M?st from Vienna's Musikverein.
Regarding her absence from this year's broadcast, Andrews explained, "My husband is having some health issues and my obligation is to stay in L.A. at this time. It is with regrets that I must take a 'rain check' this year and I appreciate Paula Zahn's generosity for stepping in."
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2011, featuring the much-loved melodies of the Strauss Family, will air Saturday, January 1 at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). Great Performances is a production of THIRTEEN for WNET.ORG, one of America's most prolific and respected public media providers.
The venerable concert is the largest world-wide event in classical music reaching over a billion people annually through radio and television in 72 countries. The Vienna Philharmonic's traditional New Year's program has showcased Viennese musical culture at the highest level, and since the first television broadcast in 1959, sent the world a New Year's greeting in the spirit of hope, friendship and peace.
"I don't know which is the greater honor: being able to fill in for the great Julie Andrews for whom I have such admiration, or taking part in this glorious musical tradition," Zahn enthused.
Though she is best known for being a celebrated presence in network news for 30 years, music has been her life-long passion. An accomplished cello player, she attended Stephens College on a cello scholarship, and has performed extensively on international stages, from Seoul to St. Petersburg, where she played under the baton of legendary Russian conductor and cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. She made her Carnegie Hall debut in 1992 performing with the New York Pops orchestra and has performed there as a soloist many times since. She will be master of ceremonies and also perform at the 11th Annual Gala of the Sejong Soloists at New York's Zankel Hall on December 9.
She is currently the co-host, with Philippe de Montebello, of Thirteen's SundayArts, New York's premier showcase on the arts.
Zahn was anchor of CNN's weeknight primetime evening program Paula Zahn Now. Previously, Zahn anchored the network's morning news program, American Morning with Paula Zahn, which she helped launch in the fall of 2001. Before joining CNN Zahn spent 10 years at CBS News, where she co-hosted CBS This Morning and anchored the CBS Evening News Saturday Edition. Zahn also worked for ABC News where she was the news anchor at Good Morning America.
Throughout her career, Zahn has interviewed dignitaries and newsmakers, including former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, Cuban President Fidel Castro, former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, civil rights leader Stokely Carmichael, and human rights activist Winnie Mandela.
Zahn has won seven Emmy Awards, the National Commission of Working Women Broadcasting Award and an AWRT Award for reporting on gender bias in education.
In addition to SundayArts, Zahn hosts On the Case with Paula Zahn for the Investigation Discovery channel.
As is customary with these broadcasts, the camera will utilize several opulent locations in the Musikverein hall itself, and venture outside the hall to visit myriad picturesque Vienna landmarks, including:
* Franz Liszt's living room on the anniversary of the composer's birth and a performance of his "Mephisto Waltz I"
* The splendid Winter Riding School in the Hofburg Palace, home of the famed Lipizzaner Stallions, leading into the Johann Strauss' "Spanish March"
* The former Lobkovitz Palace, and now the Austrian Theatre Museum, where Beethoven's "Eroica Symphony" was first played, for a tribute to the legendary Viennese dancer Fanny Elssler. When Elssler danced in the United States, Congress was halted in Washington during the time she was there dancing. Johann Strauss' "Cachucha Gallop" commemorates the famous Spanish dance she performed.
* The Vienna State Opera, for an interview with Welser- M?st and a ballet set to Josef Strauss' "From Far Away Polka Mazur Dance"
* The visionary artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser's eccentric home
* The Vienna Technical Museum which houses the historic 1888 Marcus Car, a direct predecessor of the modern automobile from inventor Siegfried Marcus leading into Eduard Strauss' "Non Stop, Quick Polka"
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