January 14 - February 13, 2015 | Exhibition | Martin Karplus: Photographs 1953 - 2009
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14
Feb 13

January 14 - February 13, 2015 | Exhibition | Martin Karplus: Photographs 1953 - 2009

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Martin Karplus is a chemist, Professor emeritus at Harvard University, and Nobel laureate who has spent the past fifty years consumed by a passion for documenting humanity in thousands of photographs. Sourced from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, his photographs capture societies at pivotal moments in their cultural and economic development in rich Kodachrome color.
 

January 19, 2015 | Concert | Ramsch & Rosen
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19
7:30 pm19:30

January 19, 2015 | Concert | Ramsch & Rosen

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Amongst old paintings, manuscripts, and between the lines, Julia Lacherstorfer and Simon Zöchbauer rummage for old tunes. A layer of dust carefully wiped away, what they discover usually turns out to be a treasure chest - gems to bosom and ears. Their music bridges past and present - a past when clocks ticked differently and a present where we can connect ourselves to the whole world and choose from an immeasurable number of opinions, pick the most precious, the most suitable items for our individual character.
 


December 9, 2014 | Concert | Sex, Drugs & Serafin
Dec
9
7:30 pm19:30

December 9, 2014 | Concert | Sex, Drugs & Serafin

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

"...a wicked, amusing trip in words and music."

Daniel Serafin takes the audience on a rollicking journey to the edge of the underworld, spanning two continents and three languages. Serafin, a native of Vienna, interprets music from the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s.

December 3, 2014 | Concert | Andrea Eckert performing 'Lotte and Greta, Two Ladies from Vienna'
Dec
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7:30 pm19:30

December 3, 2014 | Concert | Andrea Eckert performing 'Lotte and Greta, Two Ladies from Vienna'

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Reflections on the lives of Lotte Lenya and Greta Keller by their favourite songs.

Lotte Lenya and Greta Keller, two extraordinary performers, whose lives were bifurcated by war, are at the heart of this program. Singing in German, English and French the renowned Austrian actress and singer Andrea Eckert takes us on a thrilling journey through the lives, loves and losses of these two remarkable performers.

November 25 - December 19, 2014 | Exhibition | A different view of Vienna
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Dec 19

November 25 - December 19, 2014 | Exhibition | A different view of Vienna

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Barbara Zeidler has set out to discover museums in Vienna which are open to the public but off the beaten track, away from any Museum Mile or Art Quarter. Some of her discoveries are not even mentioned in guidebooks such as "Unknown Vienna". Use this unique opportunity to complete your picture of Austrians capital Vienna.

November 19, 2014 | Performance | SOUL OF FIRE
Nov
19
7:30 pm19:30

November 19, 2014 | Performance | SOUL OF FIRE

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

The Austrian Cultural forum presents: SOUL OF FIRE

Renowned Austrian pacifist, Bertha von Suttner is the central figure of “Feuerseele – Sie kämpfte für den Frieden““Soul of fire – She fought for peace”. The well known Austrian Actress Maxi Blaha portrays in deliberately and chronologically chosen chapters, contrasts and episodes, the main concerns of B. v. Suttner. Either passionate humanitarian engagements or dramatic love-affairs in later years, the heroine’s life’s  vicissitudes are presented in a moving, yet humorous manner.

November 14, 2014 | Concert | Washington Sängerbund
Nov
14
7:00 pm19:00

November 14, 2014 | Concert | Washington Sängerbund

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

This Concert by the Washington Saengerbund, celebrating Austrian music, is a collaborative endeavor by the Austrian Cultural Forum, the American-Austrian Cultural Society, and the Washington Saengerbund.
The Event is followed by a reception catered by Wilhelm Jonach, Master Chef of the Embassy of Austria.

November 12, 2014 | Presentation | The Salzburg Marionettes
Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

November 12, 2014 | Presentation | The Salzburg Marionettes

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Since 100 years (the Salzburg Marionettes celebrate their 100th birthday on February 27, 2012), three generations of the Aicher family have devoted loving care and enthusiasm to maintaining and cultivating the ancient art of puppetry. The Austrian Cultural Forum is proud to presents a peek behind the scenes of this traditional and extraordinary art form.

November 10 - 20, 2014 | Exhibition | photo::vienna
Nov
10
Nov 20

November 10 - 20, 2014 | Exhibition | photo::vienna

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

As the first retrospective for contemporary photography from Austria, photo::vienna presents a wide overview of what makes photography so exciting and will thus be of great interest to galerists, curators, museum designers, collectors, art buyers, agency art directors, photo editors, etc.
main photo: Paul Bauer

October 28, 2014 | Concert | AIMS Winners
Oct
28
7:30 pm19:30

October 28, 2014 | Concert | AIMS Winners

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

This year's "AIMS Winners" will present a joint recital in the Embassy Atrium on October 28th featuring German Lieder, opera and operetta. The American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS in Graz) is the leading summer music program in Europe. Now in its 45th year, the program is designed to prepare young artists for a career as a professional musician. In six weeks of intense training, every aspect of the craft is honed, then applied, in the more than 30 performances of opera, operetta and Lieder.

October 24 - November 6, 2014  | Exhibition | YEARNING : SEHNSUCHT
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Nov 6

October 24 - November 6, 2014 | Exhibition | YEARNING : SEHNSUCHT

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Yearning is a Janus-faced expression that can refer both to the past and the future. If that yearning is directed backward into the past, it is perceived as being a search for an origin, to gain certainty about one’s roots. Should, however, yearning be forward-looking, it is experienced as a driving force to get somewhere–to another person, to a different position, or to a foreign country.

October 10, 2014 | Concert | Russian Kaleidoscope
Oct
10
7:30 pm19:30

October 10, 2014 | Concert | Russian Kaleidoscope

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

This concert is dedicated to Russian chamber vocal music that is rarely performed in the United States. While interest in Russian operas has increased over the last decades in America, Russian romances (art songs) are virtually absent from the concert halls. This repertoire is unique and prolific. The program will range from operatic arias and romances by Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Rachmaninov to classical and jazz pieces for the clarinet and guitar improvisations.

October 10 - 16, 2014 | Film Festival | Film|Neu 2014 - New Films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
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10
Oct 16

October 10 - 16, 2014 | Film Festival | Film|Neu 2014 - New Films from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

  • Landmark's E Street Cinema

What jumps out at even the most casual observer of German-language cinema from Austria, Switzerland, and, Germany is the sheer diversity of subject matter and the various ways filmmakers young and old approach their subjects.
This variety is once again on display in the 22nd annual edition of Film|Neu. Here you’ll find award winners, dark horses, dramatic films, comedies, documentaries and movies that blend these elements together.

October 1, 2014 | Film Screening | Ars Electronica: Animation Film Festival
Oct
1
7:30 pm19:30

October 1, 2014 | Film Screening | Ars Electronica: Animation Film Festival

  • Austrian Embassy

We will show some of the award winning contributions to 2013's Prix Ars, which is part of the annual Ars Electronica Festival of contemporary media art. Launched in 1987, the Prix Ars Electronica is the acknowledged trend barometer in the international media art scene. Each year, juries composed of well-known experts single out outstanding work for recognition and honor their creators with Golden Nicas, the “Oscars of media art.”

September 24, 2014 | Art Performance | TRANSART
Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

September 24, 2014 | Art Performance | TRANSART

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Transart allows interplay between different art forms like music, literature and visual arts, which results in an intensified overall experience for the audience. The Trans Artist Astrid Rieder and Erik Spangler, composer, will perform the Trans Art Tour „Beyond the limits“.

September 11, 2014 | Concert | Bratislava Boys' Choir
Sep
11
7:30 pm19:30

September 11, 2014 | Concert | Bratislava Boys' Choir

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

The Bratislava Boys’ Choir has been part of the Slovak artistic scene since 1982. The group is part of a private music school with about 90 students aged 7 to 28 and the concert ensemble has 45 members. Years of collaboration with symphonic orchestras such as  The Slovak Philharmony or The Vienna Symphony Orchestra have enriched the choir’s repertoire with dozens of oratorios, cantatas, and symphonies.

September 5, 2014 | Exhibition opening | Lomography Embassy Store Chicago
Sep
5
5:00 pm17:00

September 5, 2014 | Exhibition opening | Lomography Embassy Store Chicago

  • Lomography Embassy Store Chicago

The selection of works is based on the motif Moods and introduces six young Austrian photographers to an American audience. The exhibition is about people, their feelings and expressions, the way in which they react, and about the lens that is in between of all this – the eyes of Austrian photographers that seek to capture what they see...