Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts

The EBU has a 5-year distribution agreement with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra running until 2027, under which it acquired TV and radio broadcast rights for a package of three classical concerts per year. Dozens of EBU Members subscribe to this package. More than double that number outside the EBU area also broadcast the annual New Year's Day Concert.

New Year's Day Concert

Broadcast live from the ornate Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, the New Year’s Day Concert is one of the most sought-after TV properties in the world. Hosted by the EBU's Austrian Member ORF, the concert achieves staggering market shares of over 40% in several countries and reaches over 40 million television viewers around the world via the Eurovision satellite network. 

The orchestra performs a different musical programme every year with works from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and its contemporaries under the baton of the world’s most prestigious conductors.

The New Year's Concert 2022 takes place under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, conducting this prestigious concert for the third time after 2009 and 2014.

Barenboim first appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic as pianist in 1965, and his artistic collaboration with the orchestra began in 1989.

Barenboim has been awarded the Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, has been named Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Commandeur de la Légion d’honneur and UN Messenger of Peace. He has also received an honorary doctorate from Oxford University.

More details about this year's event are available here.

2022 programme

Josef Strauß
Phönix-Marsch, op. 105

Johann Strauß II.
Phönix-Schwingen. Walzer, op. 125

Josef Strauß
Die Sirene. Polka mazur, op. 248

Josef Hellmesberger (Sohn)
Kleiner Anzeiger, Galop op. 4

Johann Strauß II.
Morgenblätter. Walzer, op. 279

Eduard Strauß
Kleine Chronik. Polka schnell, op. 128

Johann Strauß II.
Ouvertüre zur Operette "Die Fledermaus"

Johann Strauß II.
Champagner-Polka. Musikalischer Scherz, op. 211

Carl Michael Ziehrer
Nachtschwärmer. Walzer, op. 466

Johann Strauß II.
Persischer Marsch, op. 289

Johann Strauß II.
Tausend und eine Nacht. Walzer, op. 346

Eduard Strauß
Gruß an Prag. Polka française, op. 144

Josef Hellmesberger (Sohn)

Josef Strauß
Nymphen-Polka, op. 50

Josef Strauß
Sphärenklänge (Music of the Spheres). Walzer, op. 235


Vienna Philharmonic New Years Concert list of broadcasters

Summer Night Concert

The second concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra package is the annual Summer Night Concert, an outdoor production from the gardens of Vienna’s picturesque Schönbrunn Castle broadcast to several million TV viewers. Like the New Year’s Day concert, TV production is by Austrian EBU member ORF, and the concert is carried to audiences around the world via the Eurovision satellite network.

More details on the Vienna Philharmonic are available on their dedicated website.

Special Concert

Each autumn, the VPO performs a special concert at different locations around the world. Recent concerts have been held in Japan, at Versailles in Paris and at Barcelona's Sagrada Familia.



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Matthew Trustram
Head of Television
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