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Cynthia Peck

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Cynthia Peck is originally from Southern California, but she does not miss the sun. She lived in Tokyo for a decade, and she does miss the food. Now the Konzerthaus and Musikverein are her main living rooms, as are a few select restaurants around town. Trained in Vienna as a professional cellist, she also works at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, translates and edits lots of books about Buddhist epistemology and Austrian history, and is thinking about apprenticing as a chef. What she enjoys most is writing about music.
Impulstanz Festival

On Stage: Impulstanz – Kaleidoscopes of Movement

Europe’s largest contemporary dance festival soars above all preconceptionsDancers dream of space, limitless space to move. Of rooms with no walls and of floors that flout gravity.The ten studios at the Arsenal nearly fulfill...
Elisabeth Leonskaja

On Music: Profound Lightness

Pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja celebrates her 70th birthday performing Franz SchubertPianist Elisabeth Leonskaja doesn’t take time for pleasantries on stage. She sits and begins to play nearly before the clapping stops, her mien serious if...

On Music: Nigel Kennedy – Irreverently Reverent

Nigel Kennedy pays tribute to the king of electric guitar with his Jimi Hendrix ProjectLime green sneakers, a messy, greying punk haircut, baggy black pants: Nigel Kennedy stomps around the stage shredding through the...

On Music: Of Triangles and Other Groups of Three

Péter Eötvös’s Tri Sestri at the Staatsoper: A cornerstone work about paths not taken, memory and farewellsIt takes only about ten notes of a lonely accordion to set the mood. All the more jarring,...

Concert: Gambling on a Gothic Master

René Clemencic and his Consort celebrate half a century of early music concerts at the MusikvereinWhat do we know about European music in 1492, the year Columbus was busy voyaging – he thought –...

On Music: Stages for the Little Ones

A plethora of performances on stages both large and small, to delight even the youngest. So borrow a child and go!One of the most wondrous moments I remember with my elder son was his rapt...

Be My Guest: Chef Heinz Reitbauer

Steiereck's Chef Heinz Reitbauer's quest is perfection – or a reflection of the essence.Chef Heinz Reitbauer ends many of his sentences with a pleasant “ja.” Like a graceful exclamation point, it befits his Restaurant...

On Stage: Pop.Song.Voice. – Wien Modern

Wien Modern, the festival for new music, in its 28th yearApparently Wien Modern wants to change its image. This year the nearly month-long festival of “masterpieces of new music” is embracing pop music. With the...

L’Incoronazione di Poppea

The Theater an der Wien concludes its Monteverdi trilogy with this bloody tale of desire Opera is an exotic and irrational entertainment,” observed Samuel Johnson two centuries ago. But still today, opera lovers and detractors...
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