Dec 31, 2015
By Andy Johnson
Oscar-winner and entertainment legend Dame Julie Andrews will host a spectacular New Year’s Day concert in Vienna, taking her back to the country where her classic and best known work, “The Sound of Music” was set.
The event is an annual tradition in Austria, which celebrates the New Year with performances from the Vienna Philharmonic, accompanied by the Vienna Boys’ Choir and soloists from the Vienna State Ballet.
“Great “Performances” is the biggest worldwide event in classical music with an audience of millions through radio and television in over 80 countries.
Andrews succeeded the late CBS News Anchor Walter Cronkite as host in 2009.