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Friday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m. – Great Performances from Vienna: The New Year's Celebration

(Rochester, NY) Continuing its long-standing holiday tradition, Great Performances returns to the stately splendor of Vienna’s Musikverein for its 26th annual New Year’s Day celebration with the Vienna Philharmonic, airing Friday, January 1 at 2:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable1011/cable11). Stage and screen legend Julie Andrews returns as host to welcome the New Year, with Georges Prêtre leading the Vienna Philharmonic in a festive selection of Strauss Family favorites.

Pictured: Georges Prêtre
Credit: ORF/Ali Schafler


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