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Vienna
Monday, April 23, 2018
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...
The legend and Nobel laureate continues his never ending tour with his first triple album.One of the most important and influential performers of the 20th century, Bob Dylan emerged from the 1960s American counterculture as one of its most dominant voices. His influence over the modern music scene and pop culture has been immense, leaving an indelible mark on...
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...
Art and music collide at this two-day electronic music festivalKicking off the warm season at MusemsQuartier, Electric Spring both showcases and celebrates the Austrian electronic music scene, with most of the culture center’s venues participating in this free festival. Sponsored by the city (with special participation from the Kunsthalle, whose current exhibition The Promise of Total Automation goes well...
pallas athene
Ernst Krenek’s opera Pallas Athene weint: A musical megaphone for our political timesDoes music amplify the uproar of the world around us, or does it soothe it? Is opera a pacifying opiate, or can it be a medium of provocation or insight? Pallas Athene weint by Ernst Krenek – with four performances this month by the Neue Oper Wien...
Pierre Boulez
Composer, interpreter and conductor Pierre Boulez is unquestionably the most important “serious” musical figure of the last seven decadesNo one ever accused Pierre Boulez of being easy listenin’. Despite that, the French composer, interpreter and conductor remains arguably the most influential figure in modern classical music of the entire post-war period. His significance continues still today, deep into the 21st...
wien modern 2017
Contemporary music is center stage again for the 30th year runningLoud, 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...
Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
What do old musical instruments displayed in glass cases have to do with music? The world-renowned Collection of Historic Musical Instruments has the answerMusic should be heard, not locked away in glass display cases, you might think. But when it comes to the treasures in Vienna’s Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, I beg to differ. So does Australian pianist...
blue bird festival 2017
Twelve singer-songwriters take the stage for Vienna’s best-known festival of its kindIntimate, 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...
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