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Friday, December 15, 2017
Alma Mahler Vienna
Founded this year by young professional musicians from all over Europe, the Alma Mahler Kammerorchester celebrates music without borders while deconstructing chamber music from the 19th and 20th centuries as well as contemporary classical works. More intimate than full orchestral symphonies, chamber music was initially intended for home performances by anywhere between 3 and 40 musicians, enticing with a subtlety...
Harri Stojka
Viennese music legend Harri Stojka looks ahead at 60 There’s very little certainty in the life and career of an artist. Musical trends and creative triumphs come and go, and so do most musicians’ fortunes. In a career spanning more than four decades, Viennese guitar virtuoso Harri Stojka has found a way to stay relevant even as others around him...
wien modern 2017
Contemporary music is center stage again for the 30th year running Loud, emotional, noisy or sublime – contemporary music has many faces, some of them challenging for laypeople to understand. Fortunately, for the last 30 years Wien Modern has committed to making the cutting edge more accessible by adding art installations, performances and video into the mix, creating an audibly...
blue bird festival 2017
Twelve singer-songwriters take the stage for Vienna’s best-known festival of its kind Intimate, emotional and atmospheric, singer-songwriters write and perform deeply personal, often melancholic tunes – the perfect soundtrack for lazy afternoons under a gray November sky. But music is best enjoyed live, something the Vienna Songwriting Association knows all too well; as the nights grow longer, they encourage you...
gramola
The compact disc is still a viable archival medium, especially for classical music I just read a Japanese best-seller about cleaning. The basic premise is that if you reduce your belongings to a perfect minimum of only those things you feel deeply about, then designate each a special place in your home, you will live the rest of your days...
amateur orchestras
A plethora of orchestras for non-professionals makes Vienna a paradise for amateur music You took piano lessons and then you quit. The lessons were because of your mother, quitting was because it got boring. Such a shame! But luckily, many people still play instruments – despite moms and looming boredom – because they discovered the excitement of playing with others,...
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...
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