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

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

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.”

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

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

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.

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October 10, 2014 | Concert | Russian Kaleidoscope

October 10, 2014 | Concert | Russian Kaleidoscope

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.

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October 16, 2014 | Screening | Salzburg Festival & Austrian Cultural Forum present: LA TRAVIATA

October 16, 2014 | Screening | Salzburg Festival & Austrian Cultural Forum present: LA TRAVIATA

It was the opera event at the 2005 Salzburg Festival: Willy Decker's version of Verdi's La Traviata featuring the dream team of Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón together with Thomas Hampson was greeted by an extraordinary media hype and can now be relived at the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington.

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October 22, 2014  | Exhibition Opening | YEARNING : SEHNSUCHT

October 22, 2014 | Exhibition Opening | YEARNING : SEHNSUCHT

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.

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October 28, 2014 | Concert | AIMS Winners

October 28, 2014 | Concert | AIMS Winners

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.

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October 30, 2014 | Concert | STRING ACTION with traditional and contemporary Austrian music

October 30, 2014 | Concert | STRING ACTION with traditional and contemporary Austrian music

The ALEA-Ensemble was founded in 1988 by Gerhard Praesent (composer, conductor) and his wife Sigrid Praesent (violinist), basically consisting of strings with or without piano. Today it is the only string ensemble from Graz, performing in Austria and internationally regularily for over 25  years.

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November 14, 2014 | Concert | Washington Sängerbund

November 14, 2014 | Concert | Washington Sängerbund

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.

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