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Monday, October 22, 2018
slick rick
One of hip-hop’s founding fathers, Slick Rick weaves stories out of street life. A legend in his own time, Slick Rick is a name revered among the old-school hip-hop crowd, hailed as an inspiration for the likes of OutKast, Snoop Dogg, Nas and Eminem. Yet to a wider audience, the self-proclaimed “Ruler” Slick Rick may be the greatest artist they’ve...
cuarteto casals
Some might find it astonishing that the string quartets by Beethoven continue to be a defining edifice in the music world. But once again, there is proof of their endurance: The Cuarteto Casals has chosen to celebrate its 20th anniversary with an international concert tour of the complete set, performed over two weekends in six concerts. Vienna’s turn to hear...
pokey lafarge
The retro virtuoso uses his classic sound to express everyday blues. Combining new and old, singer-songwriter Pokey LaFarge channels contemporary and personal issues into his latest release, Manic Revelations. Illinois-born and St. Louis-based, LaFarge’s visual and musical style is a throwback to 1920s-30s Americana spiced with hints of swing and soul; a sonic scrapbook of bygone genres. Debuting over 10 years...
grandmaster flash
The music legend throws an audio-visual block party for the history of Hip Hop. With Hip Hop entering something resembling maturity, it pays to remember its roots – those heady days when pioneering musicians were still defining the genre. Fortunately, the seminal founding father Grandmaster Flash is holding a master class with his latest event Hip Hop, People, Places and...
festliche tage alter musik
The Klangforum’s Festliche Tage Alter Musik – with works composed between 1908 and 1961 – show us how old (and beautiful) modern music really is. It’s like needing reading glasses: the closer something is, the harder it is to see. Indeed, many consider listening to “new music,” by definition close to us in time, notoriously hard to do. The avant-garde is...
Morgan James Vienna
The rising diva graces the Vienna jazz firmament A new star on the jazz-horizon, Morgan James – who cut her teeth with covers of Aretha Franklin, Prince, Sam Smith, and her work with the popular Postmodern Jukebox – is now on tour in Europe supporting her first full album of original material, Reckless Abandon. Celebrated as a “phenomenal talent” by The...
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...
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