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Sunday, October 21, 2018
candy dulfer
The Dutch jazz institution brings a fresh and funky injection of sax-appeal Propelled to global stardom in the early 1990s with her break out debut album Saxuality, jazz and funk saxophonist Candy Dulfer has made an indelible mark in a male dominated genre. Influenced by giants like Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, and Dexter Gordon, she fuses experimental tempos and moods...
After 18 years, the Canadian-American singer-songwriter is still going strong Known for his characteristic, warm voice, a complex, ever-changing style and frequent switching from guitar to piano, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has been performing his own songs to critical acclaim since his ­eponymous 1998 debut album. In recent years, his music has expanded from his indie roots, releasing his first opera...
The 1970s pop icons are reunited and on tour at Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, and up-and-coming tour Vienna’s most storied venues at the Waves Festival Here are two events no music lover should miss this summer: Electric Light Orchestra Nearly as iconic to the 1970s as bell bottoms, platform shoes and mullet hairstyles, the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and their quirky...
hilary hahn
The Texan orchestra makes its Vienna debut alongside a star soloist. Fresh off winning a Grammy this year for their rendition of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, the Houston Symphony orchestra is making its first appearance in Vienna as part of a European Tour. To celebrate the Leonard Bernstein centennial, the ensemble of 88 will perform pieces from Bernstein’s musical On The...
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...
Nigel Kennedy pays tribute to the king of electric guitar with his Jimi Hendrix Project Lime green sneakers, a messy, greying punk haircut, baggy black pants: Nigel Kennedy stomps around the stage shredding through the solos of “Purple Haze” on his electric violin. Jimi Hendrix doubtlessly would have approved. Hearing the king “made me want to play the violin like...
The nearby open air festivals will keep you busy while Vienna is on vacation Bathed in sunshine, white wine and world-class entertainment, the Austrian summer is practically tailor-made for the post-Woodstock era’s favorite pastime: the festival. Beyond the legendary Salzburger Festspiele (July 22–Aug 31, see On The Road), the country’s love for music old and new make the assortment one...
Salzburg Festival
Salzburg is far more than Mozartkugeln, especially during festival season The majestic Salzburg cathedral is the scenic backdrop for the seminal play Jedermann. Photo ©2016 Tourismus Salzburg GmbH While other cities die a slow summer-death in July and August, in Salzburg it’s taken literally. At least on stage: This is the time when Death’s famous call in “Jedermann!” resounds over the...
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,...
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