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.
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.
A Talk by Stefan Krause, Paul Mellon Visiting Senior Fellow, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Johannes Holzhausen’s Wiseman-esque documentary takes the viewer inside Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum, during the lead-up to the 2013 re-opening of its renovated Kunstkammer.
The Russian Chamber Art Society invites you to the Austrian Embassy on December 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the birth of Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky.
Götz Spielmann (REVANCHE, ANTARES) returns with this acutely observed and emotionally affecting drama of two sisters’ fractious relationship.
"...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.
Don Giovanni is one of the most famous operas of the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There is the great opportunity to see the most recent production of the Salzburg Festival from summer 2014. Feel free to join us and experience Don Giovannis ride to hell.
Want to travel to Austria for the holidays? Ready to toast in the season in the backyard of Mozart, Schubert and Strauss? Celebrate the holidays with us in one of the most exciting venues in DC
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.
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 13, 2014 | Screening | Salzburg Festival & Austrian Cultural Forum present: Der Rosenkavalier
Harry Kupfer was responsible for this new production of Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss and Hugo von Hofmannsthal in summer 2014. Now there is the chance to watch it at the Austrian Culutral Forum Washington.
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.
A performance of Don Juan Comes Back from the War by Odon von Horvath in the Austrian Embassy. A play that perfectly fits in this years focus on World War I.
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
Literature and wine are two expertises Austria is best known for. The Austrian Culture Forum combines these two subjects. We want to welcome you to a reading by Valerie Fritsch and Andreas Unterweger, two young rising authors accompanied by a tasting of an outstanding selection of wine from Styria.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Jazz harmonies interpreted baroque style, funky melodies with classical influence and impressionistic Jazz harmonies with Jazz solos invite you to groove and swing along.
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.”
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“.
Innovation is the successful implementation and application of an idea which combines the traditional with the new. Through this fusion, economy as well as society can be changed.
Discover the diversity of innovations in Upper Austria!
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.
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...
The Austrian Cultural Forum presents pianist Mark Damisch in concert playing classic for friendship and peace...
When Austrian dancer and choreographer Gloria Benedikt and her Italian colleague Mimmo Miccolis will premier their aesthetic investigation in the meaning and function of growth in our time, Miccolis' established work Rights will also be set on dancers from the Washington ballet...
TANKRIS are four musicians from Vienna, all prolific in their own ways between improvised music, jazz, free form/noise- rock...
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...
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...
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!
"The First World Congress of the Missing Things“ asks the public – YOU – to submit whatever you consider „missing“ in your daily private or public life...
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.”
Panel Discussion with Ambassador Hans Peter Manz, Günter Bischof, James Jay Carafano. Wine reception to follow.
In cooperation with the Embassy of Croatia we want to announce the hosted concert performance of “The Sylvan Winds” at the Austrian Cultural Forum.
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.