Ring in the new with the Vienna Philharmonic’s traditional binge of golden-age waltzes and polkas, always led by the starriest of maestros. This year, it’s Riccardo Muti, back for an unbelievable sixth tour of duty. And no wonder: who whips up an airier soufflé? Tickets are officially unobtainable since a lottery months ago, but never say never. You’ve got three shots: the 11 A.M. “preview” on December 30; the New Year’s Eve soirée at seven-thirty P.M.; and, likely most festive of all, the New Year’s Day matinee at 11:15 A.M., beamed to music lovers everywhere. —M.G.
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