The Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert took place under the baton of Zubin Mehta on January 1, 2015, in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. The Philharmonic’s Honorary Conductor Zubin Mehta, with whom the orchestra has enjoyed an artistic partnership for over 50 years, conducted the New Year’s Concert for the fifth time.
This year’s concert was broadcast in over 90 countries around the world and was seen by 50 million television viewers. The program for the New Year’s Concert 2015 featured numerous compositions by Johann Strauss Father and Son, Eduard and Josef Strauss as well as works by Franz von Suppé und Hans Christian Lumbye. Five pieces were performed for the first time as part of the New Year’s Concert. The program also commemorated 650 years of the University of Vienna and 200 years of the Technical University of Vienna.