Celebrate the New Year with KET
Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009
KET rings in the New Year with the New York Philharmonic, followed by a lavish holiday celebration from Vienna.
First, The New York Philharmonic’s New Year’s Eve gala celebrates all-American favorites with music from Gershwin, Copland, and Broadway. This glamorous evening features Gershwin’s beloved “An American in Paris,” Copland’s “Appalachian Spring Suite” and “Old American Songs,” and selections from Broadway musicals.
Live from Lincoln Center “New York Philharmonic New Year’s Eve: Hampson, Gershwin, Copland & Broadway,” hosted by Alec Baldwin, airs Thursday, Dec. 31 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET.
Then, stage, screen, and recording legend Julie Andrews welcomes the New Year as she hosts Great Performances “From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration 2010,” airing Friday, Jan. 1 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET. Joining her for the annual Vienna Philharmonic holiday extravaganza is celebrated conductor Georges Prêtre, who will lead the orchestra in a sparkling program of Strauss Family waltzes, marches, and polkas. Also, dance sequences are performed live on location at Vienna’s magnificent art history museum by members of the Vienna State Opera and Volksopera ballet.