Concert | Sounds of Exile: Sigrid Hagn. Julia Ammerer-Simma.

Concert | Sounds of Exile: Sigrid Hagn. Julia Ammerer-Simma. 
March 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm

The Austrian Cultural Forum is proud to present the musical styling of Sigrid Hagn (piano) and Julia Ammerer-Simma (cello). Their performance titled "SOUNDS OF EXILE" is dedicated to Austrian composers of the 20th century who emigrated to the US, and intend to unite and honor their highly appreciated composers Vally and Karl Weigl, Eric Zeisl, Alexander Zemlinsky, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Arnold Schönberg, Oscar Nathan Straus and Fritz Kreisler. These composers did not fall silent due to the horrific struggles of their time but gave their outstanding music as a present to the world.

Being aware of the very sensitve but effecting and sustainable expression of these composers, it has become a heart´s desire of both musicians to perform these marvelous compositions whenever it is possible to commemorate these composers. Hagn graduated Mag. Artium in piano and composition at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts. Important highlights in her career include the highly acclaimed concert at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, at the invitation of the Austrian Embassy,  and the creation of the mozARTE Quintet Salzburg. Cellist Julia Ammerer-Simma plays with Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, Girardi Trio, and Mozarte Trio.

Program

KARL WEIGL | (1881 Vienna - 1949 New York) - Love Song 

VALLY WEIGL | (1894 Vienna - 1986 New York) - Old Time Bourlesque

ERIC ZEISL | (1905 Vienna - 1959 Los Angeles) - Sonata & Pesante-Andante-Rondo

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY | (1871 Vienna - 1942 New York)  - 3 pieces & Humoreske-Lied-Tarantel

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD | (1897 Brünn - 1957 Los Angeles) - Much Ado about Nothing Op. 11 & Garden scene & Masquerade (Transcription for cello M. Schlechtriem) & Tanzlied des Pierrot

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG | (1874 Vienna - 1951 Los Angeles) - "Stück" 1894, waltz d-minor

OSCAR STRAUS | (1870 Vienna - 1954 Bad Ischl) - Waltz

FRITZ KREISLER | (1875 Vienna - 1962 New York)- Liebesleid, Liebesfreud

When: March 29, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tickets: Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/concert-sigrid-hagen-julia-ammerer-simma-tickets-21454050643