Category: Concert Series ” Echo of the Unheard”

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“Serenade of the Strings: Masterpieces by Fürstenhaal and Poulenc” | Concert Series”Echo of the Unheard” | November 7, 2024

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Serenade of the Strings: Masterpieces by Fürstenthal and Poulenc” | Concert series “Echo of the Unheard” | November 7, 2024 

An evening dedicated to the sonatas for cello and piano by Robert Fürstenthal and Francis Poulenc – two masters of the 20th century who have had a lasting impact on the musical landscape. Poulenc’s Cello Sonata from 1948 impresses with its dynamic contrasts and profound lyricism, combining classical elegance with contemporary sensitivity. At the same time, Fürstenthal’s sonatas, written during his exile, bear witness to a deep nostalgia and emotion. They mark his return to musical creation after a long period of silence and convey feelings of hope and pain with great intensity.

Thursday, November 7th, 2024, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at 

Artists:

Aleksander Simić, cello

Simone Sgarbanti, piano

Program: 

Robert Fürstenthal: Sonata op. 44 in C sharp minor

Robert Fürstenthal: Sonata op. 58 in f minor

Francis Poulenc: Sonata FP 143

Moderation: 

Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Concert Series “Echo of the Unheard” | October 15, 2024 | Song recital

The renowned mezzo-soprano Michaela Selinger is one of the most sought-after singers in her field internationally, with successful appearances on opera and concert stages. She was awarded the Eberhard Wachter Prize and is the winner of the Vienna Belvedere Competition. From 2005 to 2010 she was a member of the Vienna State Opera. She interprets songs from the post-Romantic period by composers such as Mittler, Weigl, Eisler and Wellesz with particular devotion, accompanied by pianist Claus-Christian Schuster, founder of the internationally recognized Vienna Schubert Trio and the Altenberg Trio Vienna. Claus Christian Schuster was honored with the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art and the Robert Schumann Prize in 1999.

Tuesday, October 15, 2024, 7 p.m.

Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at 

Artists:

Michaela Selinger, mezzo-soprano
Claus Christian Schuster, piano 

Program: 

Franz Mittler: Four Songs op. 6 
Vally Weigl: Songs based on texts by Edith Segal 
Hans Eisler: Hölderlin fragments 
Egon Wellesz: Three Songs op. 7 and Three Songs op. 15 
among others

Moderation: 

Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

“On an old score: A song evening with works by the exiled Viennese composer Julius Bürger” | Concert Series”Echo of the Unheard” | September 16, 2024

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In this extraordinary song recital, baritone Dr. Ryan Hugh Ross, pianist Dr. Daniel Rieppel and violinist Risa Schuchter the fascinating works of the composer Julius Bürger. You can hear the melodies recorded by the renowned tenor Joseph Schmidt and performed in the film “A Song Goes Around the World”, such as “Zigeunerlied” and “Launisches Glück”, as well as premieres from Bürger’s extensive work, which spanned 73 years. 

Monday, September 16th, 2024, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at 

Artists:

Ryan Hugh Ross, baritone
Risa Schuchter, violin
Daniel Rieppel, piano

Program: 

Works by Julius Bürger

Moderation: 

Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Thursday, November 7th, 2024, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Concert Series “Echo of the Unheard” I June 18, 2024 I Arnold Schönberg and Wolfgang Fraenkel

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Concert series “Echo of the Unheard” | June 18, 2024 I Arnold Schönberg and Wolfgang Fraenkel

Arnold Schönberg and Wolfgang Fraenkel are historically linked: two progressive Jewish composers who fled Europe with the rise of the Nazis. Schönberg came to the United States while the younger Fraenkel spent eight years in Shanghai, where he was an important teacher and cultural force. This concert compares these two strong personalities through two of their string quartets. Fraenkel’s quartet contains a dedication to the much admired Schönberg.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

The concert is fully booked!

Artists:

Ciompi Quartet

Eric Pritchard, violin | Hsiao-mei Ku, violin | Jonathan Bagg, viola | Caroline Stinson, cello

Program:

Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet No. 4 op 37

Wolfgang Fraenkel: Music for String Quartet (1949)

Moderation:

Ulrike Anton (Director of the Arnold Schönberg Center Vienna) | Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Concert Series “Echo of the Unheard” I March 18, 2024 I Woodwind Quintet Windobona

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The young woodwind quintet Windobona was founded in the summer of 2020 during the Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy of the Vienna Philharmonic. Most members study at the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and receive chamber music lessons from Gottfried Pokorny. They are active both nationally and internationally in chamber music and renowned orchestras, which contributes to valuable experience that they now use in the quintet. The ensemble regularly gives concerts throughout Austria, creates its own programs, performs at various events, works on commissioned compositions and plays at prestigious music festivals such as the Carinthian Summer. In 2022 they won 1st prize at the 4th International Cibulka Competition in Graz.

Monday, March 18, 2024, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at

Artists:

WOODWIND QUINTET WINDOBONA

Anna Karanitsch, flute
Isabella Schwarz, oboe
Klaus Höpfler, horn
Petra Seidl, bassoon
Julienne Spitzer, clarinet

Program:

Pavel Haas, Wind Quintet Op. 10

György Ligeti, 6 Bagatelles

Jean Françaix, Quintett Nr. 1

Moderation:

Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Concert Series “Echo of the Unheard” I April 16, 2024 I Somewhere in the World

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Pianist Linda Leine and soprano Pia Davila have been working together steadily since fall 2014. This exciting journey began with the 2015 “Schubert and Modernism” competition in Graz, where the duo received third prize. Since then it has been playing throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In Schwerin in 2016, the musicians won first prize in the Ostracized Music Competition – for both of them the beginning of working with music by ostracized composers. Since then, Linda Leine and Pia Davila have developed a wide repertoire, the core pieces of which can now be heard on the CD. There are various reasons why the musicians devote themselves particularly to this topic. In addition to the fantastic musical quality that the often unknown works and texts have, it is important to the two artists to make a social contribution through their profession. While Linda Leine learned the stories of her own Jewish family on her father’s side – her grandfather was interned in several German concentration camps and survived the Holocaust – for Pia Davila, cultivating memory for a democratic and peaceful life in the future is an important concern. For many years she was a member of the “Freundeskreis KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme e.V.” and her work as part of the guest student program for refugees at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater was honored with an invitation to the 2019 New Year’s reception with the Federal President at Bellevue Palace.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at

Artists:

Pia Davila, soprano
Linda Leine, piano

Program:

Songs by Erich Zeisl, Arnold Schönberg, Ruth Schonthal, Ilse Weber, among others.

Moderation:

Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Concert Series “Echo of the Unheard” I December 12, 2023 I André Singer and Hans Winterberg

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Piano trios are an important part of the compositional work of André Singer and Hans Winterberg. The planned concert evening will feature the two still largely unknown but musically fascinating trios, interpreted by pianist David Hausknecht, violinist Floris Willem and cellist Cristina Basili.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at

Interpreters:

Floris Willem, violin
Cristina Basili, cello
David Hausknecht, piano

Program:

Hans Winterberg – Sudetensuite
André Singer – Klaviertrio Op. 32
Antonin Dvořák – Klaviertrio „Dumky“ No. 4, Op. 90

Moderation:

Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center of mdw)

Concert Series „Echo of the Unheard“ I November 22, 2023 I Hans Winterberg Festival

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at

Interpreters:

INEO Quartet: Nadia Kalmykova, violin | Ljuba Kalmykova, violin | Yan-Lok ​​Hoi, viola | Constantin Paul Siepermann, viola
Duo: Weronika Strugala, viola | Zuzanna Basińska, piano
Quintet: Raika Yamakage, violin | Ayaka Matsudomi, clarinet | Helena Riedl, clarinet | Max Pichler, horn | Gabriel Meloni – piano

Works by Hans Winterberg

Sonata for cello and piano
String Quartet ( 1942) – Premiere of the complete version
Quintet for violin, 2 clarinets, horn and piano (1935)- Premiere

Moderation:

Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Concert Series „Echo of the Unheard“ I October 17, 2023

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The renowned duo – cellist Vida Vujic and pianist Sybilla Konstantinova – is dedicated to the cello sonatas of Walter Würzburger and Walter Bricht, whose papers are in the archives of the Exilarte Center

Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 7 p.m.
Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar Saal
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / eventjet.at

Interpreters:

Vida Vujic, cello
Sybilla Konstantinova, piano

Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for piano and cello op.69 A major

Walter Würzburger: Sonata for cello and piano (1989)

Walter Bricht: Sonata for cello and piano (1936)

Moderation:

Prof. Dr. Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte Center)

Review of the concert published! Concert Series “Echo of the Unheard” I June 22, 2023 I INEO String Quartet – Treasures from the Exilarte Center

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You can read the review of the concert here.

The Exilarte Center of the mdw- University of music and Performing Arts presents string quartets by Walter Bricht, Julius Bürger and Hans Gál. The legacies of these composers are in the archive of the Exilarte Center. Works by: Walter Bricht, Julius Bürger and Hans Gál

Performers:

INEO Quartet (Nadia Kalmykova – violin, Ljuba Kalmykova – violin, Yan-Lok ​​Hoi – viola, Constantin Paul Siepermann – cello)

Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m

Palais Ehrbar – small Ehrbar hall
Mühlgasse 28
1040 Vienna

Admission free! / register here.

Moderation: Gerold Gruber (founder of exil.arte and head of the Exilarte center)

Program:

Walter Bricht (1904 – 1970) – Chaconne, [WoO. 24] (1967)

Julius Bürger (1897-1995) – String Quartet No. 2 (1968)

Hans Gal (1890-1987) – String Quartet No. 4, op. 99 (1970)