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Vienna is Alex's destination for this New Year-themed show.
Tonight, Alex James finds himself in Vienna – the home to the world's most famous New Year celebrations.
Music is one of Vienna's legacies. Its musical prodigies have included Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schoenberg. Art and culture has had a long tradition in Vienna, including theatre, opera, classical music and fine arts. The city is home to a number of opera houses, including the Theater an der Wien, the Staatsoper and the Volksoper. Concerts are also performed at world famous venues such as the Wiener Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
There'll be plenty of evergreen tunes to enjoy by the famous Strauss family tonight, as well as a number of outstanding performances from the Vienna Philharmonic.