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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Grafenegg
Outdoor concerts at Schloß Grafenegg are the perfect setting for an ambrosial sound experienceMy 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...
Wiener Festwochen
Throughout its 65 year history, this festival has consistently presented the year’s most innovative offering of music, drama, performance, and dialogue – not only showcasing our fair city to global visitors, but bringing the world to Vienna.In our May issue, we've highlighted some of the theater productions that will be staged. Here are some tips for opera and concerts. ...
Ennio Morricone
The legendary soundtrack composer goes on tour, celebrating 60 years of musicIconic, influential and prolific with over 500 film and TV scores and over 100 classical works, Ennio Morricone is easily the most recognizable film composer of all time. Rising to fame for his genre-defining (and often parodied) “spaghetti” western soundtracks for Sergio Leone, his works include A Fistful...
dropkick murphys
The Irish-American punk rockers kick off their European tour in ViennaRaucous and bursting with Celtic pride, The Dropkick Murphys have been mixing Gaelic folk with punk for 20 years and counting. The Boston originals, not ones to rest on their shamrocks, are now touring in support of their latest album 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, the first...
The Strauss Family
The Strauss Family: Kings of the Blue DanubeMusic megastars are the kings: the king of pop, the king of rock, the king of the guitar. Vienna’s were the waltz kings: Johann Strauss I and his three sons, Johann II, Josef and Eduard, whose dance music dominated the entire 19th century. Even today, a silhouette of Johann II (1825-1899) –...
World Peace Choral Festival
Youth choirs from around the world sing for a better tomorrowHosted by Vienna’s classical music posterboys the Wiener Sängerknaben, the World Peace Choral Festival encourages cultural exchange between youth from different cultures via the universal language of music. Now in its seventh iteration, it boasts spectacular locations, with the opening concert held at Stephansdom. There will also be a...
hip hop music dj shadow
The alternative hip-hop legend returns with a new album in towA 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...
The Radiokulturhaus introduces Britain’s post-jazz sceneAttracting a plethora of talent, London has long boasted a lively jazz scene, with many musicians willing to push the envelope. Four of the most acclaimed artists show how they move past the standards:Alexander Hawkins (and trio), a pianist whose free jazz interpretations are firmly rooted in jazz and classical lore; the experimental band...

Waves Vienna

waves vienna
The club culture festival presents emerging international artistsNow going into its sixth iteration, the Waves Vienna Music Festival and Conference stays true to its motto “East Meets West”, featuring a long, international line-up with a special emphasis on local and central European artists. Numerous artists will perform at different venues in and around the headquarters in WUK, allowing revelers...
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