Austrian Cultural Forum - Calendar of Events
January 3 - 29, 2016

|January 2016 | Concerts | 

NEW YEAR'S CONCERT | Salute to Vienna
January 3, 2016 | 03:00 pm

Welcome the New Year with Salute to Vienna! By high demand, The Music Center at Strathmore welcomes back this beloved concert! Party like it’s 1899 in Vienna, the city of dreams! Celebrate the start of the New Year with an all-star cast of European singers, dancers, and full orchestra. Be swept away by the romance of Strauss waltzes – including the Blue Danube, and melodies from operettas. Enjoy a star-studded European cast of singers, beautifully costumed dancers and the Strauss Symphony of America, conducted by Viennese conductor Matthias Fletzberger. Soprano Natalia Ushakova (Vienna) and New York tenor Brian Cheney will perform with members of the exquisite Europaballett St.Pölten (Austria) and International Champion Ballroom Dancers. Discover the beauty of SALUTE TO VIENNA for the first time or all over again!

Featuring The Strauss Symphony of America
Matthias Fletzberger, conductor (Vienna)
Natalia Ushakova, soprano (Vienna)
Brian Cheney, tenor (New York)
Dancers from Europaballett St.Pölten & International Champion Ballroom Dancers

When: January 03, 2016 | 03:00 pm
Where: The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD 20852

CONCERT | Eine Nacht in Wien (Viennese New Year Concert)
January 3, 2016 | 03:30 pm

For the first time New York Opera Society (NYOS) welcome the New Year with a concert in Viennese style. Eine Nacht in Wien features uplifting melodies from famous operettas including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and A Night in Venice. Modeled after the original Neujahrskonzert in Austria’s capital city Vienna, the show’s program features NYOS Piano Quartet, various singers from and costumed dancers, who bring those tunes to life.

New York Opera Society (NYOS)
Rosa Betancourt, soprano
John Tiranno, tenor
Hans Pieter Herman, baritone
Ballroom Dancers
Rüdiger Homm and Ekaterina Kanevskaya
NYOS Piano Quartet

When: January 03, 2016 | 03:30 pm
Where: National Gallery of Art, West Building, West Garden Ct, 4th & Constitution Ave, Washington DC 20565

Concerts at the National Gallery are open to the public, free of charge. Audience is admitted on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the concert begins. Limited seating is provided for those who cannot stand.

CONCERT | Merlin Ensemble Wien
January 29, 2016 | 07:30 pm

The Merlin Ensemble Wien was founded in 1991. This circle of musicians around the "Chamber Orchestra of Europe" has the aim to combine chamber music programs and music-dramatic projects with german speaking actors like Hermann Beil, Peter Matic, Martin Schwab, Karl Markowics and Ulrich Matthes, on the highest level. The Merlin Ensemble Wien was guests of festivals and concerthouses such as Salzburg Festival, Lucerne Festival, Beethovenfest Bonn, Musikfest Bremen, Musikverein und Konzerthaus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Center Vienna, Morgan Library New York, Carinthian Summmer, Berliner Ensemble, Opera Leipzig, NDR Hannover, Teatro Fenice, Teatro Comunale Bologna and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara, Austrian Cultural Forum in New York and Washington and many others.

Till A. Körber             Reflexionen II für Klaviertrio ( 2008 )
Felix Mendelssohn    Klaviertrio op .66 in c-Moll


A. Zemlinsky             3 Stücke for Violoncello and Piano (1891 )
Music by Franz Liszt, Jean Sibelius, Mascagni and Verdi

Martin Walch, Violin
Till A. Körber, Piano
Luis Zorita, Violoncello

When: January 29, 2016 | 07:30pm doors open at 7:15pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum, 3524 International Court, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Tickets: Free Admission! | Please register at:

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