October 24 - November 14, 2014  | Exhibition | YEARNING : SEHNSUCHT
Oct
22
Nov 14

October 24 - November 14, 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 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.

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 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 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.

December 11, 2014 | Screening | Salzburg Festival & Austrian Cultural Forum present: DON GIOVANNI
Dec
11
6:00 pm18:00

December 11, 2014 | Screening | Salzburg Festival & Austrian Cultural Forum present: DON GIOVANNI

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Salzburg Festival & Austrian Cultural Forum present: DON GIOVANNI

In his reflections on his new production of Mozart´s dramma giocoso, director Sven-Eric Bechtolf writes: "In our relatively taboo-free and shame-less times, in which the enlightenment formerly so direly needed has been degraded to profitable obscenity, a theatrical figure like Don Giovanni has an even harder time being understood and being staged. Superficial proximity leads to misunderstandings difficult to resolve. Compared to your average pornographic fornicator of the 21st century, Don Giovanni is a romantic hero of metaphysical dimensions. Søren Kierkegaard understood him as a primal force, related to Eros or Dionysus. The freedom that Giovanni craves has nothing to do with the bourgeois ethos of liberty and the bourgeois liberal waywardness of our days – they are only marginally related. His desire is to be unfettered, unlimited. This contrasts with a world of strict categories and order, of unbridgeable differences of class and rank, of morals and religion – a world whose mechanisms of repression only become visible through the encounter with Giovanni."

Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Director: Sven-Eric Bechtolf
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic
Duration: ca. 210 minutes
Featuring: Lenneke Ruiten (Donna Anna), Anett Fritsch (Donna Elvira), Valentina Naforniţă (Zerlina), Ildebrando d´Arcangelo (Don Giovanni), Luca Pisaroni (Leporello)

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 6 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: FREE | For all Information about the event and the tickets please visit

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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
Oct
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...

June 27, 2014 | Special staged reading
Jun
27
7:30 pm19:30

June 27, 2014 | Special staged reading

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Don't miss this apocalyptic tale of man's madness by the landmark Viennese satirist Karl Kraus in a scenically interactive reading, brought to stage by 12 artists...

June 20, 2014 | Summer Gala
Jun
20
8:00 pm20:00

June 20, 2014 | Summer Gala

  • Embassy of Austria

In a single evening experience an era of Old World royalty, fairy tales, and 18th century European charm with a late night touch of 21st century European nightlife as we invite you to a very special evening on Austrian soil for a Viennese Ball and a late night Austrian nightlife celebration...

June 12, 2014 | Concert
Jun
12
7:30 pm19:30

June 12, 2014 | Concert

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

Join us at the Austrian Cultural Forum for the CD Launch Party & 2014-15 season announcement of the PostClassical Ensemble Featuring Bass-baritone KEVIN DEAS accompanied by PCE Executive Director Joe Horowitz, piano!

May 30, 2014 | Panel discussion/Lecture
May
30
6:30 pm18:30

May 30, 2014 | Panel discussion/Lecture

  • Embassy of Austria

On Friday, May 30, 2014 the Botstiber Institute for Austrian American Studies will sponsor a panel discussion entitled “Espionage and intelligence in the 21st Centure: How did we get here and where do we go from here? – An Austrian American Discussion.”

May 27, 2014 | Concert
May
27
7:30 pm19:30

May 27, 2014 | Concert

  • Embassy of Austria

In cooperation with the Embassy of Croatia we want to announce the hosted concert performance of “The Sylvan Winds” at the Austrian Cultural Forum.

May 23, 2014 | Opera Concert
May
23
8:00 pm20:00

May 23, 2014 | Opera Concert

  • Embassy of Austria

Franz Schubert's celebrated art songs are woven into a 60-minute dramatic narrative that traces the journeys of a deployed soldier and her husband through love, loss and faith. Sung in German with spoken English text.

May 21, 2014 | Lecture
May
21
6:00 pm18:00

May 21, 2014 | Lecture

  • German Historical Institute

Performance and Lecture by Prof.Reinhold Wagnleitner (University of Salzburg) and Tom McDermott (Piano, New Orleans) at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC.

May 16, 2014 | Viennese Opera Ball
May
16
6:30 pm18:30

May 16, 2014 | Viennese Opera Ball

  • Embassy of Austria

Enjoy a delightful evening of Austrian music as you indulge in the cuisine, culture, art and wine of Vienna. Come by yourself or bring your friends! Meet & socialize with other ICDC members.

May 15, 2014 | Operetta Concert
May
15
7:30 pm19:30

May 15, 2014 | Operetta Concert

  • Embassy of Austria

Krisztina David, marvelous Hungarian soprano joins the splendid Austrian tenor, Michael Heim, in a thrilling array of arias and duets from beloved operettas.

May 10, 2014 | Open House
May
10
10:00 am10:00

May 10, 2014 | Open House

  • Embassy of Austria

On May 10 the European Union Embassies and the EU Delegation to the United States will open their doors to the public for the annual EU Embassies' Open House: a day of family fun, food, culture and more.

May 7, 2014 | Concert
May
7
7:30 pm19:30

May 7, 2014 | Concert

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

In relation towards the centenary of the beginning of the First World War in 1914, the duo Aima Labra-Makk (Piano) and Florian Kitt (Violoncello) will play a selection of music that were written just before and after this war, in combination or relation to two works written recently, hundred years later.

May 2, 2014 | Auction
May
2
6:30 pm18:30

May 2, 2014 | Auction

  • Embassy of Austria

Join Bruce, Beverly, Ingrid, and the alumni of Princeton University, New York University, and Johns Hopkins.  Meet diplomats and artists. Enjoy wine, hor d'ouerves, the art of physiognomy (face reading), a silent auction, and the art work of six artists.

April 30, 2014 | Lecture
Apr
30
7:30 pm19:30

April 30, 2014 | Lecture

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

The illustrated book talk will trace the life and work of Vienna-born Sydney architect Harry Seidler (1923-2006); his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia.

April 29, 2014 | Concert
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

April 29, 2014 | Concert

  • Austrian Cultural Forum

The Austrian saxophonist Martina Stückler and the Latvian pianist Mara Zanderstone form the ‘Colart duo’ will play a range of classic in this concert at the Austrian Cultural Forum.