New Year’s Day Concert Vienna 2016
Mariss Jansons will conduct The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras New Year’s Day 2016 Concert at the Musikverein and New Year’s Eve Concert. This will be the 3rd New Year’s Day Concert he has conducted in the years 2006 and 2012.
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Date: 01/01/2016, 11:15 AM
Location: Musikverein, Golden Hall (Vienna, Austria)
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
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Introducing the Conductor: Mariss Jansons
On 1 January 2016 it was announced that once again the Latvian Conductor Mariss Jansons, would conduct the New Year’s Concert at the Musikverein once again. This will be the third performance by Mariss Jansons conducting the New Year’s Eve and New Year’s concert.
In January 2016 the 72-year-old conductor, will celebrate his birthday on January 14 and he will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic’s 75th year anniversary of the New Year’s concert. The new Philharmonic Chairman Andreas Großbauer also showed personally touched of invitation to Jansons: “My very first New Year’s concert I played in 2006 under Mariss Jansons for me it was a very moving concert and now I look forward with great joy for the coming months our joint arrangements. ”
Mariss Jansons is one of the most renowned conductors of his generation and undoubtedly falls into the category “star conductor” – even if he is reputed to have virtually no airs and graces. His mistake, it seems more likely that he works too much, began to suffer under which his health in the past. Two heart attacks had already cope with the Principal Conductor of both the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam.
Jansons was born on January 14, 1943 as the son of conductor Arvid Jansons in Riga. He graduated with honors violin, piano and conducting at the Leningrad Conservatory. In 1969, he continued his studies in Vienna with Hans Swarovsky and in Salzburg with Herbert von Karajan. Two years later, he won the International Herbert von Karajan Competition in Berlin.
In 1973 he became assistant to Yevgeni Mravinsky at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, whose chief conductor in 1985 he was. He was from 1979 to 2000 Music Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Oslo, which took a highly regarded development under him. In 1996 he suffered during a “bohemian” in Oslo -Dirigates a heart attack shortly afterwards in hospital a second.
1997 to 2004 he was in the US musical director at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 2003 he Jansons Lorin Maazel as chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for – a position he still holds today. In addition, the maestro conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2004 in Amsterdam, and thus faces two of the best orchestras in the world, where he will depart in Amsterdam at the end of the season from office. As a highly sought-after guest conductor, he has worked in recent years with virtually all the major orchestras of the world.
Among his honours are the rank of Commander with Star of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, the highest honour that Norway has granted to foreigners, an honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna. In 2009 he received the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art and the following year the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art.
The History of the Vienna Philharmonic´s New Year’s Concerts
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s Concert is by far the most popular of this orchestra’s functions, but also Austria’s most noteworthy cultural export. Throughout the world the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert is televised worldwide and is without doubt the most widely seen and heard of all regular musical presentations performed in the equally famous Musikvervein Concert Hall. Reaching an audience of over 1.2 billion people since transmission commenced in the Republic of China in the 1990’s.
Inside Austria it constitutes an important part of the nation’s cultural identity. The worldwide popularity of the New Year’s Day Concert goes all the way back to the “King of the Waltz” himself Johann Strauss. The historical facts, however, tell quite a different story. Despite the fact that many future Philharmonic members began their careers in Strauss’ orchestra, the “Philharmonic Concert Association”, as it was called at the time, generally ignored the most charming and “Viennese” music which has ever been written. Probably the musicians did not wish to jeopardize the social advancement they had experienced upon becoming members of the Philharmonic by associating themselves with dance and entertainment music. It should be noted, however, that the Strauss dynasty enjoyed the highest respect among great composers of the day, such as Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. The Philharmonic musicians themselves, through several encounters with Johann Strauss, had opportunity to observe the importance of this music and the charismatic personality of its creator, which had enraptured all of Europe
It has long been a Philharmonic tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and its contemporaries.
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