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Tuesday TUE 27 September 2022
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Tuesday TUE 27 September 2022

Pasotti Micheli © Alberto Molina

Monteverdi's Marian Vespers

The ensemble La fonte musica, best known from the »Resonanzen« festival, creates a musical atmosphere of departure: Like no other, Claudio Monteverdi succeeded in artfully combining the old with the new. With his Marian Vespers dedicated to Pope Paul V, he may not have secured the coveted post in Rome, but he did secure a firm place in music history: the composition, written at the beginning of the 17th century, impressively reflects what was possible at the time in terms of musical compositional techniques. To this day, the key work of music history inspires a variety of interpretations.

Wednesday, 05. October 2022, 07.30 PM

Teodor Currentzis © Liliya Olkhovaya

»Utopia«

112 musicians from 22 nations are united in Teodor Currentzis' new project: "Utopia" is the name of the recently founded orchestra, which will present itself this fall and can be heard several times in October at the Vienna Konzerthaus. At the debut, refined orchestral works of the early 20th century are on the program. Teodor Currentzis is on a quest for the perfect sound and wants to "transfer the dedication and intimacy of chamber music ensemble playing to a large symphony orchestra in order to work out exemplary works of the repertoire at the highest level". In contrast, Teodor Currentzis creates a sometimes orchestral sound with his Utopia Chamber Music Ensemble (8. October 2022): for this concert he has chosen striking compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Friday, 7. October 2022, 07.30 PM
Sunday, 9. October 2022, 07.30 PM

Roland Neuwirth © www.stephanmussil.at

72 Jahre Roland Neuwirth

Actually, it was his 70th birthday that was to be celebrated, now the birthday concert is being made up for and Roland Neuwirth is celebrating his 72nd birthday as a musical festival under the motto »Sound and Smoke«: »Because I am a heavy smoker, but also because music is a fleeting art. Barely played, already over.« However, there can be no talk of fleetingness at all with regard to Roland Neuwirth. In the 1970s, he reinvented the Viennese song with his Extremschrammeln, a fact that is still evident in the genre today.

Saturday, 15. October 2022, 07.30 PM

Nils Frahm © Leitner

Nils Frahm

Nils Frahm has quietly changed the musical landscape. He has reincarnated the centuries-old figure of the pianist-composer for a new generation of music lovers.

Saturday, 01. October 2022, 07.30 PM

Jean Rosenau © Shura Rusanova / Warner Classics

ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien / Baltimore Choral Arts Society / Rondeau / Alsop

Saturday, 22. October 2022, 07.30 PM

Norbert Schneider © Stefanos Notopoulos

Norbert Schneider & Band

Norbert Schneider casts an affectionate glance at the imperfections of everyday life and conveys Viennese serenity less resignedly than casually and with a lot of charm.

Sunday, 06. November 2022, 07.30 PM

Herbert Pixner Project © photowerkspeyer

Herbert Pixner Projekt

The Herbert Pixner Project has been thrilling audiences with its unmistakable musical style for sixteen years now. A regional assignment is impossible, but what for?

Sunday, 27. November 2022, 07.30 PM

Ticket- & Service-Center © Fritz Gotschim

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The immense suffering caused by the destruction and unimaginable atrocities of the war against Ukraine is shaking the world.

This suffering will strain relations between countries for generations and will change Ukraine, Russia and Europe as well. In the face of this dramatic situation, our attention must be focused primarily on the people whom we are called upon to help immediately. However, this attack on the territorial integrity of Ukraine must also be understood as an attack on the foundation of values of democratic, pluralistic and free Europe.

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Especially in this situation, we need people who stand for humanistic values and who can participate in the development of civil society in Russia. We must reach out to them instead of making sweeping moral judgments from afar. Only a differentiated assessment of the constellation can prevent us from making general judgments about the attitudes or actions of people in Russia from the safe distance of the West.

In any case, one thing is certain: the Vienna Konzerthaus will not offer a stage to artists or institutions that show solidarity with the war initiated by Vladimir Putin, just as it will not offer a stage to artists or institutions that contribute to the legitimation of the regime.

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