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Vienna
Friday, October 20, 2017
klezmore festival
Two weeks of Yiddish celebration from around the world show the versatility of a classic folk tradition Expressive melodies that draw from Yiddish and eastern European music characterize klezmer, an Ashkenazi music style that is seeing a steady revival in both its traditional form and fused with jazz and other influences. Now in its 14th iteration, the KlezMore festival celebrates...
Magic Flute Zauberflöte Mozart
Enchanting and confusing, Die Zauberflöte returns to the house it helped build However you look at it, the story is confusing. Somehow, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is a fairy tale: There’s a dragon, some magic, a quest, good and evil, a couple earning their happy ever after. But there are also side stories and pre-stories and allusions to...
waves festival music
The international showcase festival and conference presents indie rock and club culture in all its glory Presenting the city’s clubscape alongside the finest up-and-coming artists, the Waves Festival rides abreast of hidden musical currents, powering into its seventh year with a promising lineup and numerous talks for industry insiders. Remaining true to course, the focus is firmly on the central European...
hip hop music dj shadow
The alternative hip-hop legend returns with a new album in tow A seminal figure among turntablists, DJ Shadow (Josh Davis) greatly contributed to popularizing instrumental hip-hop, putting it on the map with his celebrated 1996 debut album, the classic Endtroducing….. Inspired by pioneers like Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa, who defined hip-hop as “eliminating genre barriers in music,” he remains true...
Grafenegg
Outdoor concerts at Schloß Grafenegg are the perfect setting for an ambrosial sound experience My first summer job as a teenager was ushering at the Hollywood Bowl. In that exuberant L.A.-style classical music party, the Bowl’s huge white half dome was as iconic as the opening scenes of Disney’s 1940 classic Fantasia. I heard some of the greatest of the...
Dinosaur Jr.
The American alternative rock band legends crash into Vienna supporting their latest album When it comes to late 20th century rock, Dinosaur Jr. and their influence cannot be understated. Since 1984, their back-to-the-roots garage band approach and unique mix of genres like country, hardcore punk and sabbath doom has left an indelible mark on grunge and indie. With their heavy...
PJ Harvey
With a socio-critical musical reportage, the exceptional P. J. Harvey reinvents herself once again Rock-goddess, poet, MBE – for three decades, the chameleonic, multi-talented singer-songwriter P.J. Harvey has defied pigeonholing with astounding ease. Presenting her 2016 album “The Hope Six Demolition Project,” the world-renowned musician returns t with unparalleled rock-folk-blues tunes. Born in Bridport, Dorset, Harvey made her first musical steps...
Jazz Fest Wien
A plethora of genres and styles define this venerable festival. Attracting household names and promising newcomers from contemporary jazz as well as ambassadors of soul, pop and rock, the Jazz Fest Wien is a fixture in the city’s cultural calendar, thanks in part to spectacular locations like the Staatsoper and City Hall. A prestigious stop on the international summer circuit...
donauinselfest
Notable tributes and newcomers make this year a salute to musical innovators then and now. June in Vienna just wouldn’t feel the same without thousands flocking to the Donauinsel, the city’s cherished recreational island, for Europe’s biggest annual open-air event. Sponsored by the city’s ruling party the Social Democrats, the festival beckons with free admission and eight stages featuring acts...
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