• Monday, Dec 2, 2013

    Carnegie Hall Presents Vienna: City of Dreams Festival

    A Citywide Festival Celebrating The Arts and Culture of Vienna
    February 21 to March 16, 2014
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera to Perform
    Seven Concerts at Carnegie Hall, Including Two Complete Operas in Concert:
    Berg's Wozzeck and Richard Strauss's Salome
    More than 90 Events at Carnegie Hall and Partner Venues across New York City
    Explore Vienna's Extraordinary Artistic Legacy, Including
    Music, Film, Visual Arts, History, Panel Discussions, and More
    carnegiehall.org/vienna

      VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS PROGRAMMING BY GENRE
    (Presented by Carnegie Hall unless otherwise noted)


    CONCERTS

    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Vienna State Opera

    Tuesday, February 25 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


    Conductor Franz Welser-Möst leads the first of seven Carnegie Hall performances by the musicians of the famed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera. Program features Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 with soprano Ricarda Merbeth, mezzo-soprano Zoryana Kushpier, tenor Peter Seiffert, bass Günther Groissböck, and the New York Choral Artists under chorus director Joseph Flummerfelt. The orchestra and the New York Choral Artists launch the program with a performance of Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden.
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    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Wednesday, February 26 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Maestro Welser-Möst returns to lead the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a trio of works including Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6, Mozart’s Symphony No. 28, and Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meterology.
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    Kristian Bezuidenhout, Fortepiano
    Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PM
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    One of the world’s foremost fortepiano players, Kristian Bezuidenhout—winner of first prize and the audience prize at the Bruges International Fortepiano Competition—comes to Carnegie Hall for a recital of works by Mozart and C.P.E. Bach.
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    Born to be Schorn
    Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan


    Matthias Schorn, principal clarinetist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, performs compositions for solo clarinet written for and dedicated to him by Austrian composers. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    AXIOM Ensemble
    Thursday, February 27 at 8 PM
    Alice Tully Hall
    1941 Broadway, Manhattan


    The Juilliard School’s new music ensemble AXIOM conducted by Jeffrey Milarsky performs Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas’s 1999 work Monodie on a program that also includes music by Oliver Knussen, Louis Andriessen, and David Lang. Presented by The Juilliard School.
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    Ensemble ACJW
    Friday, February 28 at 7:30 PM
    Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

    Three generations of Austrian composers are featured on this program as Ensemble ACJW performs Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat Major, K. 452; Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht; and the premiere of a new work by Georg Friedrich Haas commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the festival.
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    Vienna State Opera
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Friday, February 28 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Daniele Gatti conducts a concert performance of Alban Berg’s opera Wozzeck by the Vienna State Opera, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Vienna State Opera Chorus with baritone Matthias Goerne in the title role, soprano Evelyn Herlitzius as Marie, mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec as Margret, tenor Herbert Lippert as Drum Major, tenor Norbert Ernst as Andres, bass Wolfgang Bankl as Doctor, and tenor Herwig Pecoraro as Captain. With bass Andreas Hörl and baritone Clemens Unterreiner as First and Second Apprentices; tenor Peter Jelosits as Madman; tenor Franz Gruber as Soldier; and members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, completing the cast.
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    Discovery Day: Franz Schubert’s Last Years
    Saturday, March 1 at 1 PM
    Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

    Part talk, part performance, this Carnegie Hall Discovery Day features acclaimed pianist Graham Johnson as keynote speaker, music director, and pianist on an afternoon of exploration into the final years of renowned Romantic-era composer Franz Schubert. This incredibly fertile period for the prolific composer saw the creation of some of his most beloved masterworks, including the song cycles Wintereisse and Die schöne Müllerin, as well as numerous string quartets, sonatas, and symphonies. Additional performers at this event include soprano Susanna Phillips, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone John Brancy, the Jasper String Quartet, and cellist Andrew Janss.
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    Vienna State Opera
    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    Saturday, March 1 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    For the second consecutive night, the Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform opera in concert at Carnegie Hall, with Andris Nelsons conducting Richard Strauss’s Salome, featuring soprano Gun-Brit Barkmin in the title role, baritone Falk Struckmann as Jochanaan, tenor Gerhard A. Siegel as Herodes, mezzo-soprano Jane Henschel as Herodias, tenor Carolos Osuna as Narraboth, and mezzo-soprano Ulrike Helzel as Page. With tenors Norbert Ernst, Michael Roider, James Kryshak, and Thomas Ebenstein, and bass Walter Fink as Jews; bass-baritone Adam Plachetka and bass Marcus Pelz as First and Second Nazarenes; basses Dan Paul Dumitrescu and Il Hong as First and Second Soldiers; bass Jens Musger as a Cappadocian; and tenor Gerhard Reiterer as a Slave, completing the cast.

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    Vienna’s Musical Production During the Great War
    Sunday, March 2 at 11 AM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan


    Members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra perform a chamber music concert, including works by Lehár, Benatzky, Stolz, and Hochreiter. Eminent Viennese music historian Christian Glanz, from Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts, provides an introduction. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
    Enrico Pace, Piano

    Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 PM; Monday, March 3 at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    Over three nights, Leonidas Kavakos and Enrico Pace perform all ten of Beethoven’s violin sonatas, a cycle that the duo recorded for Decca Classics, released earlier this year to great fanfare. Sonatas 2, 3, 6, 7 are performed on March 2; Sonatas 4, 5, and 10 on March 3; and Sonatas 1, 8, and 9 on March 4.
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    Chamber Music with the Talea Ensemble
    Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan

    The New York-based Talea Ensemble performs an evening of chamber works by trailblazing Austrian composers Olga Neuwirth and Bernhard Gander, and Vienna-based Italian composer Pierluigi Billone. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    Matthias Goerne, Baritone
    Christoph Eschenbach, Piano

    Wednesday, March 5 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Following his performance in Wozzeck on February 28, Matthias Goerne returns to Carnegie Hall to perform Schubert’s great song cycle Die schöne Müllerin with Christoph Eschenbach.
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    Talea Ensemble
    Friday, March 7 at 8 PM
    Czech Center New York, Bohemian National Hall
    321 East 73rd Street, Manhattan

    The Talea Ensemble performs three US premieres of compositions for large ensemble by Olga Neuwirth, Bernhard Gander, and Pierluigi Billone with conductor James Baker. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York in partnership with Czech Center New York.
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    Fennesz, Guitar and Electronics: Mahler Remixed
    Friday, March 7 at 10 PM
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
    Fennesz salutes the universality of fellow Austrian Gustav Mahler in this remixed interpolation of the composer’s oeuvre, visualized by the German digital abstractionist Lillevan, to show Mahler’s enduring influence in modern life, both in the creative incubator of Vienna and around the world.
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    Zawinul Legacy Band

    Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 PM
    Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

    Viennese jazz artist Josef Erich “Joe” Zawinul combined traditional jazz with elements of rock and world music, co-founding the Weather Report with Wayne Shorter as well as his own group, the Zawinul Syndicate. Comprising alums from several of his musical projects, the Zawinul Legacy Band unites to honor this pioneering jazz keyboardist and composer. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Absolutely Live Entertainment LLC.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Ensemble ACJW
    Sunday, March 9 at 5 PM
    Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA)
    Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church
    178 Bennett Avenue, Manhattan


    Ensemble ACJW performs Berg’s Adagio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano from the Chamber Concerto plus Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, in this free Neighborhood Concert presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.
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    The Improvised Traumdeutung: The Austrian Scene
    Sunday, March 9 at 4 PM
    (Le) Poisson Rouge
    158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

    This one-day festival features a host of Austria’s foremost creative improvisers. The program also includes a continuation of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York series In the Absence of…, focusing on the oeuvre of Anton Webern. The series creates a framework in which creative musicians conceptualize and perform a program focused on a particular canonic composer—however, none of the composer’s music is actually heard. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York in partnership with (Le) Poisson Rouge.
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    Seda Röder: Black and White Statements
    Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan

    Turkish pianist Seda Röder performs pieces from her new album, Black and White Statements: The Austrian Sound of Piano Today, which features 12 Austrian miniatures for piano. Röder gives the US premieres of works by Klaus Ager, Bernd Richard Deutsch, Johanna Doderer, Karl Heinz Essl, Bernhard Gal, Herbert Grassl, Alexandra Karastoyanova-Hermentin, Rupert Huber, Manuela Kerer, Katharina Klement, Matthias Kranebitter, and Bruno Strobl. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    Scharoun Ensemble
    Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 PM
    The Morgan Library & Museum
    225 Madison Avenue, Manhattan

    Founded in 1983 by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Scharoun Ensemble is one of Germany’s leading chamber-music organizations. Here, they perform Brahms’s Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115, and Schubert’s Octet in F Major, D. 803. Presented by The Morgan Library & Museum.
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    Viennese Salon
    Valerie Sajdik, Vocals

    Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan

    Wienerlieder, the witty, boisterous, and oftentimes melancholic Viennese chansons made famous by the likes of Herrmann Leopoldi, Helmut Qualtinger, and Gerhard Bronner, receive an update with this evening headlined by Austrian singer and former member of the award-winning electronic duo Saint Privat, Valerie Sajdik. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Thursday, March 13 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


    The Vienna Philharmonic returns to Carnegie Hall with a program led by conductor Andris Nelsons to include Haydn’s Symphony No. 90 in C Major and two works by Brahms: Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B-flat Major, Op. 56b.
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    Hugo Wolf Quartet
    Friday, March 14 at 7:30 PM
    Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall


    One of Vienna’s preeminent chamber music groups, the Hugo Wolf Quartet performs a trio of Viennese classics: Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 33, No. 2, “Joke”; Berg’s Lyric Suite; Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major, D. 887.
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Nathaniel Olson, Baritone, and Kevin Murphy, Piano
    Saturday, March 15 at 5 PM
    Advent Lutheran Church
    2504 Broadway, Manhattan

    In this free Neighborhood Concert presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the young, up-and-coming baritone Nathaniel Olson performs a vocal recital with selections from Schubert’s Schwanengesang and Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs with pianist Kevin Murphy.
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    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Saturday, March 15 at 8 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

    Conductor Daniele Gatti leads the orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 featuring soprano Juliane Banse and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.”
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    Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Hugo Wolf Quartet
    Sunday, March 16 at 4 PM
    Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library
    10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

    In this free Neighborhood Concert presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the Hugo Wolf Quartet reprises its program from March 14.

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    Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sunday, March 16 at 7 PM
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall


    Zubin Mehta conducts the culminating performance of the seven-concert Carnegie Hall residency by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera, which features a wide variety of Viennese works, ranging from songs by Johann Strauss Jr. and Franz Lehár sung by soprano Diana Damrau to Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto with soloist Gil Shaham to choral works by Mozart, Nicolai, and Wolf, performed with the New York Choral Artists.

    VIENNESE OPERA BALL

    59th Viennese Opera Ball in New York

    Friday, February 21 at 8 PM
    The Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom
    301 Park Avenue, Manhattan


    The 59th Viennese Opera Ball in New York, a white-tie charity gala held under the auspices of the US-Austrian Chamber of Commerce, is an annual international social landmark that exemplifies Vienna’s cultural legacy, elegance, and glamour. Presented by the Viennese Opera Ball in New York.

    FILM AND SCREENINGS

    Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema

    February 27 to April 20
    The Museum of Modern Art
    11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan


    The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum with a major collaborative exhibition that explores Vienna throughout the history of cinema as a city both real and mythic. Presented with additional, significant contributions from the Filmarchiv Austria, the exhibition centers on Austrian and German Jewish émigrés looking back on the city they left behind, as well as an international array of contemporary filmmakers and artists whose own visions of Vienna reveal the powerful hold the city continues to exert over our collective unconscious. Organized by Alexander Horwath, Director, Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, and Joshua Siegel, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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    Screenings from The Paley Center Collection: CBS News Special Report: Gala in Vienna (1961)
    Saturday, March 8 at 3 PM
    The Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52nd Street, Manhattan


    Charles Kuralt hosts this performance at the Schönbrunn Palace that took place on the eve of the summit talks between President John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khruschchev (who are seen attending the concert with their wives). The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and soloists Hilde Gueden and Waldemar Kmentt perform selections from Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Fledermaus, and Der Zigeunerbaron. Presented by The Paley Center for Media.
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    Screenings from The Paley Center Collection: Beethoven’s Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna (1971)
    Sunday, March 9 at 3 PM
    The Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52nd Street, Manhattan


    Leonard Bernstein narrates and conducts excerpts from the Vienna State Opera’s production of Fidelio (with Gwyneth Jones and James King) and the final movement of the Ninth Symphony (with Gwyneth Jones, Shirley Verrett, Plácido Domingo, and Martti Talvela). Presented by The Paley Center for Media.
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    Screenings from The Paley Center Collection: In Performance, Timeless Vienna (1981)
    Sunday, March 9 at 4:30 PM
    The Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52nd Street, Manhattan


    This film features the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Willi Boskovsky and the Vienna Choir Boys in performances of highlights from the Viennese waltz repertoire—plus a segment on everyday life in Vienna. Presented by The Paley Center for Media.
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    Trains of Thoughts
    Sunday, March 16 at 7:30 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan


    This screening of the groundbreaking Trains of Thoughts—a film shot in the subway undergrounds of metropolises around the world, including New York and Vienna—features live music by members of the Austrian electronic trailblazers, the Sofa Surfers. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.

    PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS

    Vienna 1860 to 1914: Creativity, Culture, Science, and Politics

    Monday, February 24 at 6 PM
    The Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52nd Street, Manhattan


    Fin de siècle Vienna was creative, cosmopolitan, and modern, as well as a hothouse of political ferment. How did arts and politics intermingle and influence a city’s and a country’s destiny? A panel of leaders in arts and science moderated by Carol Off and including Eric Kandel, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, Christian Meyer, Dominique Meyer, Helga Rabi-Stadler, and Franz Welser-Möst discusses creativity as well as historic and contemporary examples of the arts as both a political tool and a healing mechanism. Presented by the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. Organized with the help of the University of Vienna and the City of Vienna.
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    Austria: Coming to Terms with a Troubled History
    Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 PM
    The Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52nd Street, Manhattan


    Vienna’s creative, cultured, and open society deteriorated in the years leading to the 1939 Anschluss. Why did it happen and why did Austria take so long to recognize the horrors of the Holocaust? A panel moderated by 60 Minutes’ Morley Safer, including Stuart Eizenstat, Clemens Hellsberg, Oliver Rathkolb, and Alexandra Starr, explores a new generation’s constructive efforts at remembrance and reconciliation. Presented by the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. Organized with the help of the University of Vienna and the City of Vienna.
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    James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Eric Kandel
    Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 PM
    The Jewish Museum
    1109 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan


    The Jewish Museum presents a talk by Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Dr. Eric Kandel, author of The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present.
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    Lessons from History: The Search for a Global Ethic
    Friday, February 28 at 12 PM
    The Paley Center for Media
    25 West 52nd Street, Manhattan


    With the experience of past conflicts and an examination of contemporary problems and risks, how does an increasingly globalized and interdependent world deal with ongoing issues and tensions? A panel of diplomatic and crisis-response experts, moderated by United Nations Undersecretary Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, debates whether the world is doing enough to avoid moral atrocities and advance ethical behavior. Panelists include Louise Arbour, Ferdinand Trauttmansdorff, and others to be announced. Presented by the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership. Organized with the help of the University of Vienna and the City of Vienna.
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    Discovery Day: Franz Schubert’s Last Years
    Saturday, March 1 at 1 PM
    Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall


    Part talk, part performance, this Carnegie Hall Discovery Day features acclaimed pianist Graham Johnson as keynote speaker, music director, and pianist on an afternoon of exploration into the final years of renowned Romantic-era composer Franz Schubert. This incredibly fertile period for the prolific composer saw the creation of some of his most beloved masterworks, including the song cycles Wintereisse and Die schöne Müllerin, as well as numerous string quartets, sonatas, and symphonies. Additional performers at this event include soprano Susanna Phillips, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone John Brancy, the Jasper String Quartet, and cellist Andrew Janss.
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    Symposium: Viennese Modernity
    Sunday, March 2 at 2 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan


    This mini-symposium features distinguished academics from Austria and the United States, chaired by Oliver Rathkolb, one of the foremost authorities on the subject of contemporary Austrian history. The event includes a keynote lecture that highlights the impact of fin de siècle Viennese music, which was felt throughout the 20th century and beyond. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    Public Space: Civic Engagement
    Wednesday, March 12 at 6 PM
    Center for Architecture: AIA New York Chapter
    536 LaGuardia Place, Manhattan

    An expert panel from Europe and the United States addresses similarities and differences between public spaces and urban design initiatives in Vienna and New York City. Architects, designers, landscape architects, public artists, and urban planners join civic activists and government officials to discuss the animation of under-utilized spaces and how to re-activate connective fabric. The event concludes with remarks by Lance Jay Brown (FAIA, 2014 President, AIA New York Chapter). Presented by the Center for Architecture.


    ONGOING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

    Jewish Vienna: Opportunities and Innovations

    January 15 to March 31
    Leo Baeck Institute
    15 West 16th Street, Manhattan

    Leo Baeck Institute, the foremost library and archives of German-speaking Jews, mounts an exhibit called Jewish Vienna: Opportunities and Innovations, documenting Jewish contributions to Vienna’s history and reputation. On display will be memoirs, photos, scores, artwork, letters, and books. Presented by Leo Baeck Institute.
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    Vienna Complex
    February 27 to May 25
    Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 26 at 6 PM
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan


    This exhibition takes a look at the ways in which the transformative psychoanalytic momentum of Vienna around 1900 has influenced the culture of self-improvement that permeates all spheres of society today. The exhibition features contemporary artistic reflections on the phenomenon of our modern meritocracy. Presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
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    Viennese Art Walk in New York
    Reception: Thursday, March 13 at 6 PM

    Leading art galleries in Chelsea join forces to provide a glimpse into the dynamic visual arts scene of Vienna today. On March 13, all galleries host free receptions with Austrian wine and other refreshments, with support of the Austrian Tourist Office. Viennese Art Walk is coordinated by Keyes Art Projects. Artists and participating galleries are:

    Valta Us
    February 25 to March 16
    Keyes Art Projects
    526 West 26th Street, Manhattan


    Judith Fegerl and Mathias Kessler
    February 19 to March 22
    (Art) Amalgamated
    317 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan


    Gottfried Helnwein
    February 21 to March 16
    Friedman Benda
    515 West 26th Street, Manhattan


    Erwin Wurm
    March 13 to April 26
    Lehmann Maupin Gallery
    540 West 26th Street, Manhattan

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    Gustav Klimt and the Vienna Secession

    The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)—a collaboration between the libraries of The Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art—has extensive holdings of materials relating to artist Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). In 2014, NYARC produces and releases a web-based exhibition of its Vienna Secession (Union of Austrian Artists) catalogs and other related materials for the period that Klimt, as a founding member, was involved, including the 14th Secession exhibition (1902) that was designed by Joseph Hoffmann and included tributes to Beethoven.
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    Neue Galerie New York
    1048 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

    Neue Galerie New York presents lectures, gallery tours, and musical performances in Café Sabarsky based on the theme of fin de siècle Vienna. Details are to be announced.
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    The New York Public Library
    Various Locations

    The New York Public Library is proud to partner with Carnegie Hall in celebration of the Vienna: City of Dreams festival. Children, teens, and adults will have the opportunity to explore Vienna through a series ofprograms ranging from cooking and culture, to the city's artistic contributions in music, film, and dance. Programs will be held in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Details are to be announced.

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    Lead funding for Vienna: City of Dreams is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    Lead support for Carnegie Hall commissions is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


    Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concerts are sponsored by Target®.

    Major funding for Ensemble ACJW—The Academy, a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—has been provided by The Diller–von Furstenberg Family Foundation, Susan and Edward C. Forst and Goldman Sachs Gives, the Max H. Gluck Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, The Kovner Foundation, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr.

    Additional support has been provided by The Bodman Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari, The Edwin Caplin Foundation, Leslie and Tom Maheras, and Phyllis and Charles Rosenthal.

    Public support is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Education.


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

    Breguet is the Exclusive Timepiece of Carnegie Hall.

    United is the Official Airline of Carnegie Hall.

     

    (December 2, 2013, New York, NY) From February 21 to March 16, 2014, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival featuring more than 90 events, all inviting audiences to discover the extraordinary artistic legacy of Vienna. The festival features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as new sounds emerging from this historic cultural capital. In addition to music, Vienna: City of Dreams shines a spotlight on Vienna’s visual art, film, architecture, politics, science, and history, creating an extensive look at a city that for centuries has drawn artists, dreamers, and innovators from all corners of the world to its dazzling intellectual and artistic life.

    The festival’s centerpiece is seven concerts at Carnegie Hall by the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera, led by esteemed conductors Franz Welser-Möst, Daniele Gatti, Andris Nelsons, and Zubin Mehta. Their residency includes concert performances of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck and Richard Strauss’s Salome, marking only the second time in their history that the Viennese musicians have performed opera in concert at Carnegie Hall. The orchestra will also perform such masterpieces as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9; Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6; Brahms’s Symphony No. 3; Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, concerts featuring core symphonic repertoire for which the ensemble has long been known.

    The Vienna: City of Dreams celebration extends throughout New York City with festival events at leading cultural institutions, crossing arts disciplines to include music, film, visual arts, panel discussions, and even a Viennese Opera Ball, which launches the festival on February 21. Festival partners include the Advent Lutheran Church, (Art) Amalgamated, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Architecture, Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership, Czech Center New York, Friedman Benda, The Jewish Museum, The Juilliard School, Keyes Art Projects, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Leo Baeck Institute, The Morgan Library & Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement, Neue Galerie New York, The New York Art Resources Consortium (with The Frick Collection, Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art), The New York Public Library, The Paley Center for Media, and the Viennese Opera Ball in New York.

    Carnegie Hall has launched a special website carnegiehall.org/vienna, which features information on festival events, interviews with artists, videos introducing the music being performed, and other content designed to illuminate Vienna: City of Dreams offerings. Once the festival begins, Carnegie Hall will also capture video of Vienna: City of Dreams performances to be shared alongside this content on the website.

    VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS PROGRAMMING AT CARNEGIE HALL


    Vienna: City of Dreams programs at Carnegie Hall are bookended by seven performances by the acclaimed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Conductor Franz Welser-Möst launches the residency, leading musicians and soloists from the Vienna State Opera on February 25 in a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Soloists include soprano Ricarda Merbeth, mezzo-soprano Zoryana Kushpler, tenor Peter Seiffert, and bass Günther Groissböck. The New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt, chorus director, is also featured and opens the concert with a performance of Schoenberg’s Friede auf Erden for unaccompanied chorus. Maestro Welser-Möst returns on February 26 to lead the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 28, Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6, and Johannes Maria Staud’s On Comparative Meteorology.

    The Vienna State Opera and Vienna State Opera Chorus perform Alban Berg’s Wozzeck in a concert conducted by Daniele Gatti on February 28. Matthias Goerne is featured in the title role, appearing alongside Evelyn Herlitzius as Marie, Monika Bohinec as Margret, Herbert Lippert as Drum Major, Norbert Ernst as Andres, Wolfgang Bankl as Doctor, and Herwig Pecoraro as Captain. The following night, on March 1, the Vienna State Opera and Vienna State Opera Chorus perform Richard Strauss’s Salome conducted by Andris Nelsons, with Gun-Brit Barkmin in the title role, Falk Struckmann as Jochanaan, Gerhard A. Siegel as Herodes, Jane Henschel as Herodias, Carlos Osuna as Narraboth, and Ulrike Helzel as Page. These two performances mark only the second time in Carnegie Hall’s history that the Viennese musicians have performed opera in concert with the other being a performance of Strauss’s Elektra during the Hall’s centennial season in 1991.

    Maestro Nelsons also conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a performance of Haydn’s Symphony No. 90 in C Major and two works by Brahms—Symphony No. 3 and Variations on a Theme by Haydn in B-flat Major—on March 13 at Carnegie Hall. Daniele Gatti returns to the festival on March 15, leading the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished,” and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with guest soprano Juliane Banse. Conductor Zubin Mehta concludes the residency by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna: City of Dreams festival, leading the orchestra in a concert on March 16 featuring a wide variety of Viennese classics, including songs by Johann Strauss Jr. and Franz Lehár with soprano Diana Damrau, Korngold’s Violin Concerto with soloist Gil Shaham, and works for chorus by Mozart and Nicolai with the New York Choral Artists.

    Other classical offerings at Carnegie Hall during the festival include a Beethoven violin sonata cycle by Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace in Zankel Hall (March 2, 3, and 4), a performance of Schubert’s great song cycle Die schöne Müllerin by baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach in Stern Auditoirum / Perelman Stage (March 5), a fortepiano recital by Kristian Bezuidenhout featuring works by Mozart and C.P.E. Bach in Weill Recital Hall (February 27), chamber works by Haydn, Berg, and Schubert performed by the Hugo Wolf Quartet in Weill Recital Hall (March 14), and the premiere of a new work by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the festival and performed by Ensemble ACJW in Weill Recital Hall along with works by Mozart and Schoenberg (February 28).

    In a Carnegie Hall Discovery Day entitled Franz Schubert’s Last Years (March 1), Graham Johnson serves as keynote speaker, music director, and pianist in an afternoon of talk and performance in Weill Recital Hall centered on the final years of the renowned Romantic-era composer. This incredibly fertile period for the prolific composer saw the creation of some of his most beloved masterworks, including the song cycles Wintereisse and Die schöne Müllerin, as well as numerous string quartets, sonatas, and symphonies. In addition to the keynote lecture by Mr. Johnson, the event features a vocal recital with soprano Susanna Phillips, tenor Nicholas Phan, and baritone John Brancy, as well as a performance of Schubert’s String Quintet with Jasper String Quartet and cellist Andrew Janss.

    In addition to classical music, Carnegie Hall presents a sampling of contemporary sounds to come from Austria, beginning with a concert in Zankel Hall on March 7 by guitarist Fennesz, who salutes the universality of fellow Austrian Gustav Mahler in a remixed electronic interpolation of the composer’s oeuvre, with visuals by the German digital abstractionist Lillevan. The following night, on March 8 in Zankel Hall, the late, pioneering Viennese jazz artist Josef Erich “Joe” Zawinul—who combined traditional jazz with elements of rock and world music in the Weather Report, which he cofounded, and the Zawinul Syndicate—is saluted by the Zawinul Legacy Band, featuring alums from several of his musical projects.

    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute also presents three free Neighborhood Concerts during Vienna: City of Dreams, with performances by Ensemble ACJW at Music at Our Saviour’s Atonement on March 9; baritone Nathaniel Olson and pianist Kevin Murphy at Advent Lutheran Church on March 15; and the Hugo Wolf Quartet at Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, on March 16.

     

    Ticket Information
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    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change.
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