From February 21 to March 16, 2014, Carnegie Hall presents Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival featuring more than 90 events, at Carnegie Hall and 23 partner cultural organizations throughout New York City, 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 centerpiece of Vienna: City of Dreams is seven concerts to launch and conclude the festival at Carnegie Hall by the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Opera, led by esteemed conductors Franz Welser-Möst, Andris Nelsons, Christoph Eschenbach, and Zubin Mehta, including concert versions of the operas Wozzeck and Salome. Other highlights at Carnegie Hall are a Beethoven violin sonata cycle by Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Enrico Pace, a performance of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin by baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach, a Discovery Day on Schubert’s final years featuring a keynote lecture, performances and a dramatic reading, a fortepiano recital by Kristian Bezuidenhout, chamber works by Haydn, Berg, and Schubert performed by the Hugo Wolf Quartet, and the premiere of Anachronism by Austrian composer Georg Friedrich Haas, commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the festival and performed by Ensemble ACJW along with works by Mozart and Schoenberg. Carnegie Hall also recently announced that it would be displaying for the first time in the US an extraordinary selection of rare musical artifacts from Vienna’s Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Society of the Friends of Music) in its Rose Museum. Click here for more details on the free exhibit.In addition to classical music, Carnegie Hall presents a sampling of contemporary sounds to come from Austria, beginning with a concert 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. Also, 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 and the Zawinul Syndicate—is saluted by the Zawinul Legacy Band. And Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presents three free Neighborhood Concerts, with performances by Ensemble ACJW, baritone Nathaniel Olson and pianist Kevin Murphy, and the Hugo Wolf Quartet.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. Highlights are a major collaborative film exhibition entitled Vienna Unveiled: A City in Cinema presented by The Museum of Modern Art in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna; a series of events presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York exploring the vibrant, creative fabric of the “city of dreams” in the 21st century with contemporary music, a symposium, films, and a visual art exhibition titled Vienna Complex; three panel discussions presented by the Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership exploring Vienna’s history and legacy of the past 150 years; a Viennese art walk at four Manhattan galleries, providing a glimpse into the dynamic visual arts scene of Vienna today; and an exhibition and cabaret concerts at Neue Galerie New York.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, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, 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.See below for details or click here for a festival press kit.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 select Vienna: City of Dreams performances to be shared alongside this content on the website.
VIENNA: CITY OF DREAMS
PROGRAMMING BY GENRE
(Presented by Carnegie Hall unless otherwise noted)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Vienna State Opera
Tuesday, February 25 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallConductor 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 Kushpler, 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._______Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Wednesday, February 26 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallMaestro 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 Meteorology._______Kristian Bezuidenhout, Fortepiano Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PMZankel Hall at Carnegie HallOne 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._______Born to be Schorn Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanMatthias 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._______AXIOM Ensemble Thursday, February 27 at 8 PMAlice Tully Hall1941 Broadway, ManhattanThe 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._______Ensemble ACJW Friday, February 28 at 7:30 PMWeill Recital Hall at Carnegie HallThree 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 New York premiere of a new work Anachronism by Georg Friedrich Haas commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the festival._______Vienna State OperaVienna Philharmonic Orchestra Friday, February 28 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallFranz Welser-Möst 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._______Discovery Day: Franz Schubert’s Last Years Saturday, March 1 at 1 PMWeill 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, clarinetist Alicia Lee, the Jasper String Quartet, and cellist Andrew Janss.
_______Vienna State OperaVienna Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, March 1 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallFor 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._______Vienna’s Musical Production During the Great War Sunday, March 2 at 11 AMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanMembers 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._______Leonidas Kavakos, ViolinEnrico Pace, Piano Sunday, March 2 at 7:30 PM; Monday, March 3 at 7:30 PM; Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 PMZankel Hall at Carnegie HallOver 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, and 7 are performed on March 2; Sonatas 4, 5, and 10 on March 3; and Sonatas 1, 8, and 9 on March 4._______Chamber Music with the Talea Ensemble Tuesday, March 4 at 7:30 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanThe 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._______Matthias Goerne, BaritoneChristoph Eschenbach, Piano Wednesday, March 5 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallFollowing 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._______Anna Bergman: Glamorous Nights: Songs for a Viennese Salon Thursday, March 6 at 7 PMCafé Sabarsky at Neue Galerie New YorkAn American diplomat’s daughter who grew up in Vienna, vocalist Anna Bergman presents Glamorous Nights: Songs for a Viennese Salon, with musical director and pianist Paul Greenwood, featuring such composers as R. Strauss, Lehár, and Fall, who influenced the next generation of American songwriters. Presented by Neue Galerie New York._______Talea Ensemble Friday, March 7 at 8 PMCzech Center New York, Bohemian National Hall321 East 73rd Street, ManhattanThe 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._______Fennesz, Guitar and Electronics: Mahler Remixed Friday, March 7 at 10 PMZankel Hall at Carnegie HallFennesz 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._______Zawinul Legacy Band Saturday, March 8 at 9:30 PMZankel Hall at Carnegie HallViennese 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._______Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Ensemble ACJW Sunday, March 9 at 5 PMMusic at Our Saviour’s Atonement (MOSA)Our Saviour’s Atonement Lutheran Church178 Bennett Avenue, ManhattanEnsemble 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._______The Improvised Traumdeutung: The Austrian Scene Sunday, March 9 at 4 PM(Le) Poisson Rouge158 Bleecker Street, ManhattanThis 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._______Seda Röder: Black and White Statements Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanTurkish 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._______Scharoun Ensemble Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 PMThe Morgan Library & Museum225 Madison Avenue, ManhattanFounded 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._______Will Ferguson: Visions of Vienna Thursday, March 13 at 7 PMCafé Sabarsky at Neue Galerie New YorkSet against the magical but turbulent backdrop of early 1930s Europe, Visions of Vienna—with vocalist Will Ferguson and pianist Kenneth Merrill—tells a bittersweet tale of first love, and celebrates the vibrant music of European operetta and music-hall composers in a soaring and beautiful evening of romance, song, and story. Presented by Neue Galerie New York._______Viennese Salon Valerie Sajdik, Vocals Thursday, March 13 at 7:30 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanWienerlieder, 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._______Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday, March 13 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallThe 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. 56a._______Hugo Wolf Quartet Friday, March 14 at 7:30 PMWeill Recital Hall at Carnegie HallOne 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; and Schubert’s String Quartet in G Major, D. 887._______Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Nathaniel Olson, Baritone, and Kevin Murphy, Piano Saturday, March 15 at 5 PMAdvent Lutheran Church2504 Broadway, ManhattanIn 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._______Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Saturday, March 15 at 8 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallChristoph Eschenbach conducts the orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 featuring soprano Juliane Banse and Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.”_______Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert: Hugo Wolf Quartet Sunday, March 16 at 4 PMBrooklyn Public Library, Central Library10 Grand Army Plaza, BrooklynIn this free Neighborhood Concert presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the Hugo Wolf Quartet reprises the Haydn and Schubert works from its March 14 program._______Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Sunday, March 16 at 7 PMStern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie HallZubin 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 PMThe Waldorf Astoria, Grand Ballroom301 Park Avenue, ManhattanThe 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 Art11 West 53rd Street, ManhattanThe 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._______Screenings from The Paley Center Collection: CBS News Special Report: Gala in Vienna (1961)Saturday, March 8 at 3 PMThe Paley Center for Media25 West 52nd Street, ManhattanCharles 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 Khrushchev (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._______Screenings from The Paley Center Collection: Beethoven’s Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna (1971) Sunday, March 9 at 3 PMThe Paley Center for Media25 West 52nd Street, ManhattanLeonard 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._______Screenings from The Paley Center Collection: In Performance, Timeless Vienna (1981) Sunday, March 9 at 4:30 PMThe Paley Center for Media25 West 52nd Street, ManhattanThis 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._______Trains of Thoughts Sunday, March 16 at 7:30 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanThis 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 PMThe Paley Center for Media25 West 52nd Street, ManhattanFin 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, 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._______Austria: Coming to Terms with a Troubled History Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 PMThe Paley Center for Media25 West 52nd Street, ManhattanVienna’s creative, cultured, and open society deteriorated in the years leading to the 1938 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._______James L. Weinberg Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Eric Kandel Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 PMThe Jewish Museum1109 Fifth Avenue, ManhattanThe 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._______Lessons from History: The Search for a Global Ethic Friday, February 28 at 12 PMThe Paley Center for Media25 West 52nd Street, ManhattanWith 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._______Discovery Day: Franz Schubert’s Last Years Saturday, March 1 at 1 PMWeill Recital Hall at Carnegie HallPart 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._______Symposium: Viennese Modernity Sunday, March 2 at 2 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanThis 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._______Public Space: Civic Engagement Wednesday, March 12 at 6 PMCenter for Architecture: AIA New York Chapter536 LaGuardia Place, ManhattanAn 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 31Leo Baeck Institute15 West 16th Street, ManhattanLeo 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._______Posters of the Vienna Secession, 1898-1918 February 20 to June 30Neue Galerie New York1048 Fifth AvenueNeue Galerie New York presents a special exhibition on posters of the Vienna Secession, focusing on the period from 1898 to 1918. The Vienna Secession was a groundbreaking artists’ association, established in 1897 under the presidency of Gustav Klimt. The exhibition includes work by Gustav Klimt, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Koloman Moser, and Egon Schiele, among others. After seeing the show, visitors may wish to dine at Café Sabarsky, which offers authentic Austrian cuisine in a fin de siècle setting._______Vienna’s Musical Giants: Treasures from the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde February 25 to May 5Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall154 West 57th StreetBeginning in late February, Carnegie Hall will display an extraordinary selection of rare musical artifacts—put on view to the public for the first time in the United States—as part of its exhibit, Vienna’s Musical Giants: Treasures from the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. Vienna’s Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (Society of the Friends of Music) has loaned 25 priceless original manuscripts and artifacts to Carnegie Hall’s Archives for this special exhibit, which will include autograph scores and personal items of composers who feature prominently in Vienna’s musical history, such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Mozart, and Johann and Richard Strauss, among others. The items on display reflect the musical works to be performed in coming weeks by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera, and other artists as part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide Vienna: City of Dreams festival._______
February 27 to May 25Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 26 at 6 PMAustrian Cultural Forum New York11 East 52nd Street, ManhattanThis 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._______Viennese Art Walk in New YorkLeading art galleries in Manhattan 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:
February 25 to March 16 Presented by Keyes Art Projects Mark Borghi Fine Art 52 East 76th Street Reception: March 13 at 5 p.m.
Judith Fegerl and Mathias Kessler
February 19 to March 22 (Art) Amalgamated 317 Tenth Avenue, Manhattan Reception: March 13 at 6 p.m.
February 21 to March 16 Friedman Benda 515 West 26th Street, Manhattan Reception: March 13 at 6 p.m.
February 28 to April 19 Lehmann Maupin Gallery 540 West 26th Street, Manhattan Reception: March 13 at 6 p.m.
_______Gustav Klimt and the Vienna SecessionThe 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._______The New York Public Library Various LocationsThe 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 of programs 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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