Riccardo Muti to Conduct Vienna Philharmonic’s 2025 New Year’s Concert

By Francisco Salazar


(Credit: © Todd Rosenberg)

The Vienna Philharmonic has announced that Riccardo Muti will conduct the 2025 New Year’s concert.

The orchestra noted, “The year 2025 marks the bicentenary of Johann Strauss. To commemorate this important anniversary, the Vienna Philharmonic has once again invited Maestro Riccardo Muti to conduct the orchestra’s annual New Year’s Concert.”

Muti began his artistic collaboration with the orchestra in 1971 and has given more than 500 mutual concerts with the orchestra including six New Year’s Concerts, Philharmonic subscription concerts, memorial concerts, guest performances and tours, as well as numerous opera productions.

A special highlight of the 2024 season will be the anniversary concerts celebrating the 200th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th Symphony under Muti.

In a statement, Daniel Froschauer, Chairman of the Vienna Philharmonic said, “Riccardo Muti has held an exceptional position in the history of the Vienna Philharmonic for over 50 years. An honorary member of the orchestra since 2011, Muti has helped shape the repertoire and specific sound of the ensemble in a unique manner.”