August 1, 2012
Austrian Cultural Forum New York continues 10th anniversary with FREE concerts in Fall 2012

By Gail Wein, Classical Music Communications

August 1, 2012

Since 2002, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York has presented concerts, art exhibitions, discussions, theatre and more, bringing the best of Austria’s fine arts to American audiences. This year, the Austrian Cultural Forum continues its 10th anniversary celebration with free concerts featuring outstanding performers from the US and Austria. Newly commissioned works by the most significant Austrian composers active today highlight these programs, which are framed by US premieres and landmark compositions.

The Fall Anniversary season begins on October 15 with cellist Nicolas Alstaedt and violinist Nicolas Dautricourt performing the world premiere of a commissioned work by Thomas Larcher. Later that month, on October 25, the award-winning Hugo Wolf Quartett performs the world premiere of a commissioned work by Manuela Kerer. Electroacoustic music pioneer Wolfgang Mitterer brings his improvisatory compositions to ACF on November 12.

In addition to the Tenth Anniversary Concert Series, Austrian Cultural Forum New York hosts, presents and supports a long list of other concerts and events, both at ACF’s intimate concert hall and at other venues around New York City. This fall’s events includes the Moving Sounds Festival 2012, September 13-15 at ACF and several other locations; Artis-Quartet Vienna with pianist Janis Vakarelis October 17 at Carnegie Hall; and Opera Moderne’s production of Viktor Ullmann’s opera, Kaiser von Atlantis, November 16-18 at Bohemian National Hall. Details about these and other offerings from ACFNY are listed at the end of this press release.

Except where noted below, concerts are free, and reservations are required. Program information is below, with details, artist and composer bios and reservation information at www.acfny.org.

 

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

2012 Fall Season Highlights

 

Moving Sounds Festival 2012 Highlights September 13-15

 

September 13, 6:00 pm MIVOS Quartet

German Consulate

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September 14, 7:00 pm Mise-en Ensemble

Czech Center

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September 15, 7:30 pm JACK Quartet

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Program: Clemens Gadenstätter (world premiere of commissioned work); Georg Friedrich Haas

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September 15, 9:30 pm Bernhard Fleischmann

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Program: world premiere of commissioned work

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Celebrating Ten Years of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Tenth Anniversary Free Concert Series

 

October 15, 7:30 pm: Nicolas Alstaedt (cello) & Nicolas Dautricourt (violin)

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Program: Thomas Larcher (world premiere of commissioned work); Schnittke, Ravel, Kodály

 

October 25, 7:30 pm: Hugo Wolf Quartett

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Program: Manuela Kerer (world premiere of commissioned work)

 

November 12, 7:30 pm Wolfgang Mitterer

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Concert Homepage

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More concerts presented by Austrian Cultural Forum New York

 

October 17, 7:30 pm: Artis-Quartet Vienna with pianist Janis Vakarelis (with the Onassis Cultural Center NY)

Zankel Hall at Carnegie

Program: Brahms, Terzakis, Urbanner, Dvo?ák

Tickets: Carnegie Hall box office

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November 16-18, 8:00 pm (TBC): Opera Moderne

Czech Center

Program: Viktor Ullmann: Kaiser von Atlantis

Tickets: Opera Moderne

 

Thursday October 18, 7:00 pm: “Walls and Bridges” Fall Festival 2012 - Peter Ablinger, Nico Muhly, Renaud Machart. Discussion moderated by Steve Smith.
Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Panel Discussion and Concert

 

Monday October 22, 7:30 pm: Christina Nemec & Irradiation

Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Electronica

 

Monday November 5: Daniel Serafin
Austrian Cultural Forum NY

Lied: The Art of Song

 

Tuesday November 13: Wolfgang Mitterer
Location TBA

Electronica

 

Tuesday November 27: Lukas Kranzlbinder
Austrian Cultural Forum NY
Jazz

 

November 30 – December 8, 2012: Argento Ensemble

Austrian Cultural Forum NY
Program: Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire

 

Tuesday December 4, 7:30 pm: Calder Quartet
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Chamber Music Series

 

Thursday December 13, 7:30 pm
Austrian Cultural Forum
Christmas Concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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