May 28, 2013 | Concert

As part of the event series "We should never forget" the Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to present the soloist Irene Wallner and the pianist Maria Raberger.

The concert project Melancholy Bird aims to commemorate composers persecuted by the Nazi regime. The presented oeuvre is a collection of songs for alto voice and piano by composers as Walter Arlen, Viktor Ullmann, Erich Zeisl, Erich Schulhoff and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Performers: Irene Wallner studied vocal performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. As a soloist (Alto), she has performed with the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler, the Junge Philharmonie Wien, the Pannonische Philharmonie, David Lutz, Charles Spencer and others at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Bruckner Festival in Linz, the Jewish Museum in Vienna, St. Stephan's Cathedral and other locations in Austria, Germany, Italy and Norway. Inspired by performing with exil.arte, Irene is dedicated to the interpretation of Austrian composers who were persecuted during the Nazi regime.

Maria Raberger studied at the Bruckner conservatory Linz with Nikolaus Wiplinger, continued her studies with Stan Ford and Rolf Plagge at the Mozarteum Salzburg and dedicated her studies to repetition and piano accompaniement with Neda Kecman and finished her studies for chamber music and vocal accompaniement with Till Alexander Körber at the Anton Bruckner University of Linz. For many years she has played the orchestra piano and celesta with the Bruckner orchestra of Linz, conducted by Dennis Russel Davies. Maria is performing chamber music concerts and she is part of the trio "donau3klang" and "Ensemble versatile”.

When: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 | 7:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3542 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008
Tickets: Admission is free. RSVP required. To register for tickets please go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6126308955/eorg

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