Dorit Chrysler - The Theremin Queen
Dubbed the “Theremin Queen” by Village Voice, Austrian-born Dorit Chrysler is hailed as one of the world’s most accomplished theremin players. Being notoriously hard to play, this electronic instrument generates sounds without being touched.
Film Screening: Sissi Trilogy
Come and join us for a marathon session of the beloved Sissi trilogy featuring Romy Schneider. While in Austria, Christmas season would not be complete without at least one replay of the famous story of the romance between Emperor Franz Joseph and Elizabeth of Bavaria, the movies have long achieved a cult following among younger generations.
Friends of Mozart
Join us for a performance of the Claring Chamber Players, who will feature the Mozart Quartet for Oboe and Strings and music for varied instrumental ensemble by Michael Haydn, Franz Schubert as well as Mozart. The Claring Chamber Players, the resident ensemble of Friends of Mozart, encompasses musicians from New York's most prestigious orchestras and chamber groups and performs music from the Baroque era to the present day.
Peter Wortsman reads Altenberg
A reading of Altenberg’s selected prose by writer and translator Peter Wortsman.
Special Events at the Pop-Up
The Austria Pop-Up store will be the venue for free concerts, gourmet food & wine events, film screenings and much more. Enjoy music by Austrian composers ranging from Mozart to Olga Neuwirth, journey back to imperial Vienna during our Sissi-Trilogy-Marathon, learn the true story behind THE SOUND OF MUSIC with Sam von Trapp, or sample a selection of the best Austrian wines at our “A Taste of Austria” event.
String Quartett: Talea Ensemble
The Talea Ensemble will present highlights of Austrian classical and contemporary music ranging from Franz Schubert to Olga Neuwirth. One of the up-and coming new ensembles in New York City, the Talea ensemble has recently performed works by Olga Neuwirth to high critical acclaim at the Bohemian National Hall in New York.
The Sound of Music: Fact vs. Fiction
The Hills Are Alive: Fact versus Fiction in THE SOUND OF MUSIC -- Austria's most famous singing family, the von Trapps of Salzburg, lived a true and compelling story that was immortalized in the classic Broadway and Hollywood musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Join Sam von Trapp, grandson of Maria and Georg von Trapp; Bert Fink, SVP/Communications for Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company; and Michael Gigl, Region Manager USA & Australia for the Austrian Tourist Office, for a discussion on the real story versus the musical tale, plus the musical's global popularity, its iconic film version (shot on location in Salzburg), and its place in 21st century popular and musical culture.
Visions of Austria
Taking a cue from the relaxed pace of the cafés that are a hallmark of the Viennese lifestyle, Visions of Austria – produced by WLIW 21 - offers a serene tour of the country that invites you to linger, perhaps with a cup of coffee in hand for the total experience of a virtual vacation.