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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...
Benjamin Britten’s take on Shakespeare’s seminal comedy comes to life in a brand new production.English may not be nearly as popular as Italian, German or French in the world of opera, but there are more productions than most assume. Fortunately, the Theater an der Wien has sought to emphasize that, offering a brand new production of Benjamin Britten’s A...
Morgan James Vienna
The rising diva graces the Vienna jazz firmamentA 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...
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...
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...
waves festival music
The international showcase festival and conference presents indie rock and club culture in all its gloryPresenting 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...
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...
amateur orchestras
A plethora of orchestras for non-professionals makes Vienna a paradise for amateur musicYou 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,...
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...
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