Julie Andrews Hosts Annual New Year's Day Celebration
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2014 (PBS, 2:30pm and 8pm) - Following his successful leadership of the beloved event in 2009,
Daniel Barenboim has been invited for the second time by the Vienna
Philharmonic Orchestra to conduct the traditional New Year’s Concert on
the 25th anniversary of their musical collaboration with the General
Music Director of the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
The City Palace (Stadtpalais Liechtenstein), which has returned to
all its former glory after extensive renovation, provides the setting
for both of the Vienna State Ballet’s ballet interludes. In charge of
the choreography, as he was last year, is Ashley Page. One of the
highlights of this year’s concert will be Vivienne Westwood’s costume
designs for the dancers.