Sep
23
Sep 29

Screening | Curt Kaufman & Gita Weinrauch Kaufman: Shadows from my Past

  • Pike Theatre

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
Sep
17
7:30 pm19:30

Mozart, “Amadeus”, and The Gran Partita

  • Sidney Harman Hall

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

A VIENNESE CHRISTMAS BALL
Dec
4
Dec 5

A VIENNESE CHRISTMAS BALL

  • Washington Golf and Country Club

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: margaret.bocek@gmail.com  ; Mrs Robert Bocek

Nov
21
10:00 am10:00

EXHIBITION OPENING | For the Record: The Art of Lily Spandorf

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
Nov
9
Nov 14

Burn In | Art Branding & Creative Placemaking

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

Artists
Arts Advocates
Entrepreneurs
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: gallery166@verizon.net
For more information please visit here

Cabaret | At Café Sabarsky
Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

Cabaret | At Café Sabarsky

  • Neue Galerie New York

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

Oct
27
7:00 pm19:00

Film Screening | Fresh Angels

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.

Featured Speakers:
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
ushmm.org/events/film.
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 7:00pm 9:00pm
Where: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest Washington, DC, 20024 United States

Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2015/2016
Jul
3
Jul 9

Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2015/2016

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.

Red Bull Paper Wings I Qualifying Event
Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

Red Bull Paper Wings I Qualifying Event

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. 

Gourmet Symphony Premiere Concert
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Gourmet Symphony Premiere Concert

  • Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theatre

Introducing A New Taste In Music | Gourmet Symphony Premiere Concert
A 4-course culinary concert featuring DC's best artists and artisans.
 

January 27, 2015 | Celebration | A Mozart Birthday Celebration
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

January 27, 2015 | Celebration | A Mozart Birthday Celebration

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

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.

December 17 - 21, 2014 | Concert Series | The Vienna Boys' Choir
Dec
17
Dec 21

December 17 - 21, 2014 | Concert Series | The Vienna Boys' Choir

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.

November 24, 2014 | Screening | Faces of Eastan Europe - Film Festival
Nov
24
6:30 pm18:30

November 24, 2014 | Screening | Faces of Eastan Europe - Film Festival

  • Goethe-Institut Washington

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.

November 10, 2014 | Performance | Welcome to Mars: A D.C. Puppet Slam
Nov
10
7:00 pm19:00

November 10, 2014 | Performance | Welcome to Mars: A D.C. Puppet Slam

  • Gallery Place-Chinatown/ Busboys an Poets

Washington Performing Arts will salute puppetry in Washington, D.C. by hosting a showcase of short performances by local puppeteers at Busboys & Poets (5th & K Street NW).  Come and enjoy an evening of music, whimsy and puppetry for adults as the slam performances will highlight the talent and magic of puppet builders and puppeteers from the DC and Baltimore metro areas.

November 8, 2014 | Performance | Welcome on Mars: A Community Puppet Build
Nov
8
11:00 am11:00

November 8, 2014 | Performance | Welcome on Mars: A Community Puppet Build

  • Historic Brookland Farmers Market

Welcome to Mars: A Community Puppet Build will provide an opportunity for the local puppet community to interact with DC residents by offering workshops that highlight puppet-making.  Families and folks of all ages are welcome to participate in puppet building workshops at the ARTillery Tool Library, facilitated by the Black Cherry Puppet Theater.  Through this event, we are working to contribute to the continuous building of our community, one puppet at a time.

October 30, 2014 | Ensemble Dal Niente
Oct
30
8:00 pm20:00

October 30, 2014 | Ensemble Dal Niente

  • Library of Congress - Coolidge Auditorium

Ensemble Dal Niente will help to expand our perceptions of what is possible on the Potomac. The music of George Lewis will be featured, as well as a new piece written by austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas. Haas' piece "in vain" will premiere at this concert.

October 24 - November 9, 2014 | Film Festival | Kids Euro Festival 2014
Oct
24
Nov 9

October 24 - November 9, 2014 | Film Festival | Kids Euro Festival 2014

  • Washington DC United States

Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting more than 80 free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States!

October 23 - 26, 2014 | Concert Series | The Vienna Boys' Choir
Oct
23
Oct 26

October 23 - 26, 2014 | Concert Series | The Vienna Boys' Choir

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.

October 5, 2014 | Performance | MIA ZABELKA at the Sonic Circuits Festival for Experimental Music
Oct
5
5:00 pm17:00

October 5, 2014 | Performance | MIA ZABELKA at the Sonic Circuits Festival for Experimental Music

  • Pyramid Atlantic

Mia Zabelka, composer, violinist and vocalist from Vienna, with czech, jewish and french familiar background, lives in the Austrian region of southern Styria. As a performer of Avantegarde Music she has developed a unique language based on the deand reconstruction of the violin’s sonic possibilities, expanding the instrument using live electronic devices and innovative performance techniques

September 26, 2014 | INST-INT with Klaus Obermaier
Sep
25
Sep 27

September 26, 2014 | INST-INT with Klaus Obermaier

  • Walker Art Center

"For more than 20 years I’ve worked with interactivity in both performing arts as well as in user installations. What are the similarities in these works and what differentiates the two settings, especially in view of the different requirements and goals? I will also present the research project ”(st)age of participation“, a collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab, which explores situations in which the audience can interact with professional performers."