"I can't afford to fly the Vienna Philharmonic in to perform live at my studio for New Year's Day," explains the Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler. "So instead, my program on January 1st will just have to feature traditional New Year's Concert fare on the piano!"
Our special New Year's Day episode of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys presents a piano version (more or less) of the annual Vienna New Year's Concert, with waltzes, polkas, marches and other festive dances. Pianists include Georges Cziffra, former Between the Keys guest and IPAM curator Donald Manildi, Byron Janis, Ian Gindes, Konstantin Scherbakov, Piers Lane, Ignaz Friedman and Shura Cherkassky. So get out your gowns and tails, dust off your dancing shoes, and raise a glass with Jed to ring in the new year, Tuesday January 1st at 10 PM, only here on The Classical Network and WWFM.org.