Exhibition | Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green
Jan
26
May 15

Exhibition | Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green

  • University of Maryland

Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green explores urban gardening through the lens of specific historic constellations, dyncamics of migration, and the politics of space. Curated by cultural theorist and urban researcher Elke Krasny, the exhibition critically unveils a multifaceted history of citizen-led acts leading to collective community ambition, counteracting urban crisis, austerity, and economic pressures.
 

Exhibition | If The Shoe Fits
Mar
7
May 31

Exhibition | If The Shoe Fits

  • Strathmore

Shoes have long since stopped being considered just something to protect the feet from getting cold. Shoes are a form of art. One of the people who live in the magical land of shoes is Austrian Footwear Designer Carolin Holzhuber, whose works among others will be displayed in the exhibition. 

Concert & Playlet | Post Classical Ensemble | A Mahler Portrait: The Inner Workings of a Musical Genius
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Concert & Playlet | Post Classical Ensemble | A Mahler Portrait: The Inner Workings of a Musical Genius

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

A multimedia program featuring PostClassical Ensemble, conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez, with baritone soloist Christòpheren Nomura in “Songs of a Wayfarer” and the “Abschied” from “The Song of the Earth,” plus a playlet written by PCE Executive Director Joe Horowitz about the marriage of Gustav and Alma Mahler, featuring Sasha Olinick and Laura C. Harris.

Performance | Scena Theater & Austrian Cultural Forum: Otho Eskin's "Final Analysis"
Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

Performance | Scena Theater & Austrian Cultural Forum: Otho Eskin's "Final Analysis"

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

"Final Analysis", by Otho Eskin, is set in turn-of-the-century Vienna. Gustav Mahler, the great composer and conductor, falls in love with the talented, tempestuous Alma Schindler; Joseph Stalin meets a dangerous young man over a game of chess; Ludwig Wittgenstein, destined to become a dominant force in world philosophy, runs into an old schoolmate with unpleasant consequences, and in the midst of this, Sigmund Freud faces what he has always denied -- the essential  evil nature of man.
 

Exhibition | Go West
May
4
May 15

Exhibition | Go West

  • Embassy of Austria

If you link the term directly to Austria, the most important significance of “Go West” is travel. In the last couple of centuries people came to the so called New World for very different reasons. Discovering what modern people think and feel when they hear the word “USA” is no less exciting. Hence in the context of the project “Go West 2015” artists and scientists Jutta Fischel, Markus Kupferblum and Konrad Stania are going to paint a vivid collage of opinions and history.

EU Open House
May
9
10:00 am10:00

EU Open House

  • Austrian Embassy

On May 9th, 2015 the European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States open their doors to the public for the annual EU Embassies' Open House.
 

Rock Concert | Suspicious Package: Austria Rocks!
May
15
7:30 pm19:30

Rock Concert | Suspicious Package: Austria Rocks!

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Celebrating Austria -US friendship with an evening of rock music. Long-rumored in existence but kept tightly shrouded in the secrecy of Tom Toles’ basement, Suspicious Package finally exploded onto the Washington, D.C. music scene in May 2008 with their sell-out premiere performance at the Red and the Black in DC’s Atlas District.

Live Broadcast | Eurovision Song Contest
May
23
2:30 pm14:30

Live Broadcast | Eurovision Song Contest

  • Austrian Embassy

37 countries and 600 million viewers! Join us in celebrating the grand finale of the world’s largest music contest when the Austrian Embassy hosts the Eurovision Song Contest Finale 2015 broadcasted live from Stadthalle Vienna in Austria!
 

Lecture | Robert Dassanowsky: Ars Gratia Austriae - The Remarkable 1936 Vienna-Hollywood Deal to Save Independant Austrian Film and its Threat to Nazi German "Anschluss"
May
29
6:30 pm18:30

Lecture | Robert Dassanowsky: Ars Gratia Austriae - The Remarkable 1936 Vienna-Hollywood Deal to Save Independant Austrian Film and its Threat to Nazi German "Anschluss"

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Professor Robert Dassanowsky will discuss the current debate regarding the nature of Hollywood's pre-war relationship with Nazi Germany, cinema under "Austrofascism" (1933-38) and its positive American reception has been unaccountably overlooked.
 


Concert | Levine Music School
Apr
24
7:00 pm19:00

Concert | Levine Music School

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Levine Music, the Washington DC region’s preeminent center for music education, is a welcoming community where children and adults find lifelong inspiration and joy through learning, performing, listening to, and participating with others in music.
 

Organ Recital | Ulrike Theresia Wegele
Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

Organ Recital | Ulrike Theresia Wegele

  • National City Christian Church

This National City Christian Church's Magical Mystical Musical Machine concert, featuring magnificent 7,000 pipe organ, makes the pipe organ come alive and opens your eyes to the amazing world of this king of instruments.

Winetasting Wittauer | International Club DC
Apr
20
6:30 pm18:30

Winetasting Wittauer | International Club DC

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Join us as some of Austria's most prominent winemakers present over 25 wines for a tasting at the Austrian Embassy. This is a rare opportunity to meet and speak directly with the winemakers while sampling some of the most exiting new wines imported to the USA today. We will pair the wine with Austrian food for an exciting culinary experience. The evening will conclude with tastings of delicious world renowned Austrian Ice-wine! Space is limited.
 

EUNIC Concert Series 2015 | Pianist Javor Bračić
Apr
16
7:30 pm19:30

EUNIC Concert Series 2015 | Pianist Javor Bračić

  • Austrian Cultural Forum Washington DC

Praised by New York Concert Review at his Carnegie Hall Debut for “deep, genuine musicianship and an outstanding technique”, the Croatian pianist Javor Bračić is quickly establishing himself as a sought-after performer.

Lecture | Laura Spinadel: 'To believe in urban "miracles”!’
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

Lecture | Laura Spinadel: 'To believe in urban "miracles”!’

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Since starting out with a humanistic, theosophical and sensualist vision, architect Laura P. Spinadel has moved towards a holistic and ecological position, that seeks to put maximum emphasis on the health of open and closed spaces, as well as on the requirements and principles of bio-construction. Holistic thinking implies profoundly replacing rational and analytical thought with a more inclusive thinking, in which all factors are taken into account, even those that seem trivial or invisible, such as perception, health or freedom.

Exhibition Opening/Lecture | Laura Spinadel: Campus WU - A holistic history
Apr
14
7:30 pm19:30

Exhibition Opening/Lecture | Laura Spinadel: Campus WU - A holistic history

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Since October 2013, the area between Vienna Fair and Prater belongs to the students and teachers of the University of Economics and Business of Vienna, as well as to everybody who is curious and open to discoveries of all kind. Within four years, six exceptional buildings were erected on 90.000 square meters, each of which carries the thumbprint of a renowned international architect. The edifices are situated within a carefully planned, multiplex public- and greenery space concept. Although the challenges were high, Laura P. Spinadel and her team from BUSarchitektur developed and implemented a unique master plan for the Campus WU.
 

Concert | Lana Cenčić
Apr
7
7:30 pm19:30

Concert | Lana Cenčić

  • Austrian Cultural Forum Washington DC

"In Your Head" her 2013 breakthrough solo album, is widely celebrated by critics and fans alike, establishing Lana Cenčić as a startlingly original creative force with a seemingly limitless future. The album shows very diverse songs, some like a mild version of Ani Di Franco, some experimental onomatopoeia with atonal multi-layered singing and exciting instrumental ornamentation, some studded with abstract references to Balkan folklore. She performs in both the US and Europe as Lana Is.

A Mozart Birthday Celebration
Jan
27
6:30 pm18:30

A Mozart Birthday Celebration

A Mozart Birthday Celebration

An evening with wine, dance, and song that Mozart so loved!

The In Series at the Embassy of Austria organised a joyous celebration of Mozart's birthday on January 27, 2015.  The cuisine and music of Mozart's homeland were in the center of attention.

The evening began with a waltz demonstration and lesson by a professional dance team. Beloved stars of the In Series then took center stage, sharing highlights of Mozart's Don Giovanni, Cosi Fan Tutti, Marriage of Figaro, and the Magic Flute. The evening concluded with a buffet dinner, featuring specialties of Mozart's homeland and wines selected for this occasion.

January 19, 2015 | Concert | Ramsch & Rosen
Jan
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.
 

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

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.