Slovak Christmas Market
November 5, 2016 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Slovak Embassy and the ACFDC invite you to experience the Christmas atmosphere at their unique Christmas Market. The event takes place in the premises of the Slovak Embassy and offers a broad program: Get the chance to see the vast selection of handmade glass ornaments and taste traditional Christmas soup as well as mulled wine. The children's choir Sokolik will perform christmas carols and the famous jewelery Oliver Weber by Swarovski will be presented as well. The Christmas Market was already last year a great success and attracted a lot of guests from the greater Washington, DC area.
When: Saturday, November 5, 2016 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Embassy of the Slovakian Republic, 3523 International Court NW, Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public. There is no registration required.
Further information about the Slovak Christmas Market: http://bit.ly/2dDhobM
Special Event & Exhibition | Manfred Bockelmann: Drawing against Oblivion
Special Event | Screening & Panel Discussions: October 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Exhibition | September 6 – November 13, 2016
For the first time in the US, Stockton University shows Drawing against Oblivion, an exhibition by Austrian artist Manfred Bockelmann that has received international attention. The exhibition shows large-scale charcoal portraits of children and youths who have been murdered by the Nazi's terror regime. With these portraits, Bockelmann aims to "give faces to at least a few names and numbers, lifting a few individuals out of the anonymity of the statistics".
On October 26, Stockton University presents a special event including panel discussions and a film screening of the awarded documentary Drawing against Oblivion. The film presents Manfred Bockelmann's process of creating the charcoal portraits of the exhibition by the same name.
Special Event: Exhibition Panel Discussion
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 2:30 pm
Where: Stockton University, Lower Art Gallery, L-wing, adjacent to the PAC, 1st & 2nd floors, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.
Special Event: Screening & Panel Discussion
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | 7 pm
Where: Stockton University, Campus Center Theater, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Tickets: Free entry tickets required. Please reserve your ticket and call PAC Box Office: 609-652-9000.
Further information: http://bit.ly/2dayK2y & http://bit.ly/2dnXUsx
When: September 6 – November 13, 2016
Where: Stockton University, Art Gallery (both galleries), L-wing, adjacent to the PAC, 1st & 2nd floors, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public. The gallery follows the University's closings but also check each event for special closings. Further information: http://bit.ly/2cEKUdE
Concert | National Chamber Ensemble: A Night in Vienna
October 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm
The National Chamber Ensemble's 10th season opens with an evening of elegance. "A Night in Vienna", in collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum, will feature the unforgettable masterpieces by Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert, and will include Schubert’s charming song Die Forelle (The Trout), sung by soprano Nancy Peery Marriott, the enchanting Trout Piano Quintet and the passionate Piano Quartet in G minor by Brahms.
The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) celebrates a decade of bringing outstanding performances to that Capital Area and Vienna, a city full of charm, music, history and elegance. The NCE opening night spotlights two of it's great composers, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. While Schubert was a native of Vienna, Brahms fell in love with the city after visiting, moved there and remained for the rest of his life. Both Schubert and Brahms composed in the traditional forms of the Classical Period, but the content of their music is highly Romantic. Three of the most popular and sublime works of the composers will be performed.
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Where: Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre, 1611 N. Kent Street (off Wilson Blvd.), Arlington, VA 22209 (2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro, free garage parking in the Spectrum Garage, entrance to garage from Arlington Ridge Road)
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased using the following link: http://bit.ly/2dCta4S
A reception with Austrian wines follow the performance.
Concert | Elena Denisova: Myths and Fairy Tales
October 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm
As featuring guest violin soloist Elena Denisova plays at Knox-Galesburg Symphony's opening night of their 65th Anniversary Season. The concert program includes Fanfare to La Peri (Paul Dukas), Violin Concerto in D Major (Ludwig van Beethoven), Concerto for Two Flutes in C Major, Op. 47/2 (Antonio Vivaldi) and Firebird Suite (Igor Stravinsky).
Elena Denisova sees herself as a passionate "Ambassador of the magic of sound" and places this motto first to all interpretations not only of classical music, but also of contemporary pieces. Numerous works have been devoted to her by contemporary composers; some of them are perpetuated on CDs. Denisova started her career in 1990, which led her to performances with great orchestras (including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Lodon), numerous festivals (including Salzburger Festspiele) and prestigious concert series (including the Vienna Musikverein). She founded the Austrian Gustav Mahler Association, the Gustav Mahler Ensemble, the String Orchestra Collegium Musicum Carinthia and the Classic Etcetera Music Association, and has been the director of the Wörthersee Classics festival, since 2002.
When: Saturday, October 22, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 57 S Kellogg St, Galesburg, IL 61401
Tickets and further information: http://bit.ly/2dawSqD
Shadows from my Past, a feature documentary about one Austrian family's experience with the Holocaust and a survivor's return decades later to explore the past and present with luminaries of contemporary Vienna, is presented by Pike Theater and Fippy & Thump Productions. The exclusive Baltimore engagement will be at the Pike Theater.
With terrorism on the rise around the world, Shadows from my Past is a chilling personal account - and dire warning. In 1940, Gita Weinrauch Kaufman escaped from Austria with her immediate family the day they were to be deported to Dachau Concentration Camp. More than 50 years later, she returned to Vienna with her husband and co-director, Curt Kaufman, to ask the question: Is present-day Austria truly different from the country from which she fled? The filmmakers had remarkable access: survivor Simon Wiesenthal; infamous former UN Secretary General, Kurt Waldheim; former U.S. Ambassador to Austria Ronald Lauder; former Austrian President Heinz Fischer; chancellors; distinguished academics; contemporary Austrians; survivors such as Oscar winning film producer Eric Pleskow; actor-singer Theodore Bikel; and many others.
However revealing these interviews are, the letters Kaufman cites, written by her family from 1939 - 1941 desperately asking for help obtaining visas, truly animate the shadows. For years, Austria claimed to be "the first victim" of the Germans, despite the number of Austrians among top Nazi leadership, including Hitler and Eichmann. On this, the 79th Anniversary of the Anschluss, 70th of WW II, Shadows from my Past creates a collage of evidence that Austria is coming to terms with its own dark past.
When: September 23 - September 29, 2016
Where: Pike Theatre, 921 Reisterston Rd., Pikesvile, MD 21208
For further information please visit http://curkau.wixsite.com/shadows-from-my-past
MOZART, "AMADEUS", AND THE GRAN PARTITA
The PostClassical Ensemble, conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez, the Washington Ballet Studio Company and a new choreography by Igal Perry await the audience.
“It seemed to me that I had heard a voice of God,” says Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, remembering his first, bewildering encounter with the genius of Mozart. The music to which he was responding, “stumbling into the street, gasping for life,” was the hypnotically sublime slow movement of the “Gran Partita” – Mozart’s Wind Serenade in B-flat major. This most famous of all such serenades, for 13 instruments, is the centerpiece of “Mozart, Amadeus, and the Gran Partita,” a one-of-a-kind program including an actor, a wind ensemble, a courtly minuet, and new choreography by Igal Perry.
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Where: Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004
Tickets and further information: http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/events/mozart/#
Credits: Post-Classical Ensemble, Shakespeare Theatre Company
CELEBRATION | A Viennese Christmas Ball
Join in for an evening of Viennese waltz, polka, quadrilles and ballroom music from around the world. A Champagne reception with authentic desserts buffet, selected wines and coffee.
When: December 4, 2015 | 07:00 pm
Where: Washington Golf and Country Club, 3017 North Glebe Road, Arlington Virginia 22207
Reservations at: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Mrs Robert Bocek
EXHIBITION OPENING | For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf
November 21, 2015
This exhibition—presented at the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum and co-produced and co-curated with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.—explores the artwork of Austrian-born watercolorist and journalist Lily Spandorf (1914-2000). Working with pen, ink, watercolor, and gouache, Spandorf became known for the news illustrations she created for the Washington Star, the Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post, among many other periodicals. Late in her career she became celebrated for passionately recording the transformation of Washington, D.C.’s urban landscape, especially the many red-brick, late-19th-century buildings facing demolition, being demolished, or whose historical contexts were erased for modern construction.
When: November 21, 2015 | 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, 701 21st Street, NW
Further informations: http://museum.gwu.edu/spandorf
Burn In | Art Branding & Creative Placemaking
Calling on artists to enhance the presence, profile and performance of businesses is nothing new. Nor is promoting the arts as an economic as well as a cultural driver for communities.
According to a study by the National Endowment for the Arts and the US Conference of Mayors, the arts account for approximately one-fifth nowadays of all economic growth and activity.
But how can it actually work with measurable success for individual artists as well as for the greater community along with specific businesses?
Now for the first time you can learn directly from the people who have turned both art-branding and creative placemaking into an unquestionable success story in Europe, and who are visiting selected US cities this fall to share their insights, offer training and develop long-term strategic partnerships.
Taking a cue from Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession, which at the turn of the twentieth century transformed the capital of the Habsburg empire from an artistic backwater into the proving ground of modernism, Burn-In has a simple formula: art is what it’s ultimately all about – period!
In co-operation with the Global Art & Ideas Nexus (GAIN) (www.global-arts-ideas.com) through its Firewires initiative (www.firewires.net), a consortium of universities and public arts advocates that grew out of the Impact Arts initiative in York, Pennsylvania, Burn-In will be conducting a series of so-called “Ignite” seminars for artists, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business executives aimed at “changing the conversation” and offering more effective strategies for arts development in urban environments.
ART-BRANDING & CREATIVE PLACEMAKING - with Vienna’s acclaimed BURN-IN gallery and think tank with the support of the Austrian Consulate:
a distinctive one-time seminar for
Business Executives Community Leaders
Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, 7:00 - 9:30 PM | University of Denver
Anderson Academic Commons 290, Denver, CO 80208
Registration and reception 6:30-7:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, 7:00 - 09:30 PM | The Edge 166 Artspace
2425 W. Parker Rd., Carrollton, TX 75010
Registration and reception 6:30-7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, 1:30 - 04:00 PM | The Nault Midtown Fine Art Gallery
816 N Walker Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Registration and reception 1:00-1:30 PM
RSVP by Nov. 1: email@example.com
For more information please visit here
Cabaret At Café Sabarsky | Daniel Serafin
Film Noir meets Cabaret - "eclectically entertaining program" - L.A. Times
Romance! Friendship! Love! Patriotism! Hailed by the L.A. Times for an “eclectically entertaining program,” Daniel Serafin, a native of Vienna, marks his return to Café Sabarsky with Film Noir Meets Cabaret, a cinematic journey of well-known movie themes and songs in German, English, French, and Italian.
Performance starts at 9 p.m., preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m.
Combined cost is $110 (dinner $65, performance $45; purchased together).
When: October 29, 2015
Where: NEUE GALERIE NEW YORK 1048 Fifth Avenue New York, NY, 10028
RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE or call +1 (212) 628-6200, ext. 485
Film Screening | Fresh Angels
THE AUDIOVISUAL MEMORY OF THE NAZI ERA remains vastly dominated by official images created by the Nazi propaganda machine. To address this shortcoming, the Museum collaborated with the Austrian Film Museum and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute to highlight a collection of ephemeral films mostly shot by amateur filmmakers. The films depict vibrant prewar Jewish life in Austria, the turmoil of the Nazis taking power, and the persecution of Jews after the Anschluss, including films shot by Americans. An innovative web application, based on open-source technology, dynamically displays an extensive geographical, historical, and academic analysis of each film.
LINDSAY ZARWELL, Archivist, Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive, US Holocaust Memorial Museum
INGO ZECHNER, Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for History and Society, and Associate Director, IFK International Research Center for Cultural Studies
This program is free, but registration is required. RSVP by October 25 at
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:00pm 9:00pm
Where: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States
The Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival (SCL), founded in 2007, will take place in Vienna on July 3 - 8, 2015 and July 1 - 6, 2016. The festival provides a young alternative to international music competitions and aims to offer a platform to young musicians from all over the world to gain experience for their respective careers.
Habsburg Splendor. Masterpieces from the Vienna’s Imperial Collections at the Kunsthistorisches Museum.
The Goethe Institut Washington DC shows Loos Ornamental, which documents twenty-seven structures (and their interiors) designed by architect Adolf Loos (1870 – 1933).
Red Bull invites the best designers, innovators and aviators to compete for a spot in the Global Paper Plane Competition Paper Wings in Austria. Forget about cockpits, jet engines and the sweet smell of kerosene. All the equipment needed is an ordinary, commercial sheet of paper to compete in Paper Wings which will take place from May 8 - 9, 2015 in Salzburg, Austria. Be part of the official qualifying event in Washington DC on April 2.
The ACFNY is happy to announce that there will be limited funds available to support selected young Austrian Studies scholars who will participate in next year’s conference of the Austrian Studies Association at the University of Michigan-Dearborn March 26-29, 2015.
International Exchange Program
The Euro-American Student Alliance is pleased to offer American teens the opportunity to visit Austria in the spring of 2015.
Sonic Acts' Vertical Cinema’s US will premiere at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas (USA).
Introducing A New Taste In Music | Gourmet Symphony Premiere Concert
A 4-course culinary concert featuring DC's best artists and artisans.
February, 13 - 25, 2015 | impuls . 9th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music, Graz, Austria
For about 14 days impuls hereby builds an important platform for joint working, mutual learning and international exchange in Graz, Styria...
Enjoy the wine, dance, and song that Mozart so loved!
Please join the friends and fans of The In Series at the Embassy of Austria, for a joyous celebration of Mozart's birthday, January 27, 2015, 6:30-9:30. We will savor the cuisine and music of Mozart's homeland.
Don't miss New Year's Concert 2015 20th Anniversary Season
Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna! By high demand, The Music Center at Strathmore welcomes back this beloved concert!
The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world. For nearly 500 years it has been an enduring symbol of Austria.
A foundation charter issued by Maximilian I in 1498 called the first dozen boys to the imperial court as members of the newly formed court music band. Thus he showed his great interest in contemporary musical developments in Burgundy and the Netherlands.
Held annually at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, the AFI European Union Film Showcase is one of the Washington, DC area’s most eagerly anticipated cultural events.
Since its establishment 60 years ago, the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival has devoted itself to the latest developments in the world of short film. From the very beginning, the Festival has fostered a strong connection to East European filmmaking. The 1958 Festival motto “Path to the Neighbors” was a programmatic decision that testifies to the interest in East European film ever since the Cold War. The Festival continues to offer a unique “Window to the East,” affording all who are interested a glimpse into the cultures of Eastern Europe through the medium of film.