The 81st "New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic" 2021 live on ORF 2 and Ö1:"matinee" with documentaries, ORF ballet production and film duringthe concert break
On Friday, January 1s t , 2021, the ORF will broadcast the 81s t New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic from the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein – live at 11.15 a.m. on ORF 2 and Ö1. The top - class cultural event, which is now being conducted by Maestro Riccardo Muti for the sixth time and which, due to Corona, is taking place without an audience for the first time in its history, is produced for television in the best high-definition quality and in Dolby Digital 5.1.
In addition to works from the well - known Strauß repertoire, unknown or seldom played compositions are on the program. Some of these by contemporaries such as Carl Millöcker, Carl Zeller or Karl Komzák. For the third time, Henning Kasten will serve as the director for the ORF's TV broadcast of the "Concert of Concerts". The live TV event, which will be going into its 63r d rendition, is being watched by millions of people in almost 100 countries worldwide. In addition, ORF 2 will present a supporting program on New Year's Day, ranging from TV documen-taries, and two pre - produced ballet interludes to the traditional music film during the concert break, which will be dedicated to the 100 t h anniversary of the federal state of Burgenland.