August 8, 2018
Fall 2018 at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
Gustav Mahler
On October 1 - 4, 2018, Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Argento New Music Project present The Moving Sounds Festival 2018. This year's festival explores the enormous influence of Gustav Mahler on contemporary music and culture. The performances are free and take place in New York City at the Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd st.), St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue) and on the Music Monday's concert series, held at Advent Lutheran Church (2504 Broadway).
 
The 2018 edition of The Moving Sounds Festival features four programs of works inspired by Mahler and a panel discussion on his influence on contemporary music and culture. Aspects of Gustav and Alma Mahler's relationship are creatively explored by composers Patricia Alessandrini, Meaghan Burke, and Bernd Klug. Mahler's 9th symphony inspired three key compositions by Taylor Brook, Matthew Ricketts, and Oliver Schneller. Composers Jesse Jones and Gerhard Krammer respond to vocal works by Mahler, while pianist/composer Elisabeth Harnick performs a 30-minute improvisation inspired by Mahler's 1st Symphony. The Argento New Music Project, which will perform all ensemble works in the festival, interprets a new 2-movement version of Mahler's 10th symphony. Complete program details are below.
 
Ensemble Signal
Later in the fall, on November 29 - 30, 2018, Austrian composer and performer (organ and electronics) Wolfgang Mitterer teams up with Ensemble Signal and conductor Brad Lubman for a unique program highlighting Mitterer's works for organ, electronics, and ensemble. This two-day mini festival is co-presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and St. Peter's Church.
 
In addition to being a virtuoso performer and improviser on both organ and electronics, Wolfgang Mitterer is one of the most important contemporary Austrian composers and a pioneer in the field of electroacoustic music. The concert on November 30 features Mr. Mitterer performing on St. Peter's acclaimed Johannes Klais Orgelbau organ. Complete program details are below.
 
The performances are free and take place in New York City at the Austrian Cultural Forum (11 E. 52nd st.) and St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue). Reservations via www.acfny.org or (212) 319 5300, are required.

 

October 1 - 4
Austrian Cultural Forum New York and the Argento New Music Project presents:

"The Mahler Question"

Free Admission, reservations required
www.acfny.org or (212) 319 5300
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Monday, October 1, 7:30 pm | Moving Sounds 2018 Opening Concert
Music Mondays - Advent Lutheran Church
2504 Broadway, NYC
 
Program:
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante - "Trinklied" from Das Lied von der Erde 
Taylor Brook - Arrhythmia - expanded  version                            
Jesse Jones - Threshold
Alma Mahler - drei lieder
Patricia Alessandrini - hommage à Alma Mahler * preview performance
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante  Symphony 10: Adagio and Scherzo/Finale
 
Tuesday, October 2, 8:00 pm | Emerging Austrians
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd St., NYC

Program:
Elisabeth Harnik - Kugelstein  II
Bernd Klug and Meaghan Burke - New Work
Manuela Meier - What you see, it is
Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 pm | The Mahler Discussions
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd St., NYC
Columbia University lecturer Marilyn McCoy, author of "Gustav Mahler's Path to the New Music: Musical Time and Modernism," and Thomas Schäfer, the director of the Darmstadt Festival for Contemporary Music and author of "The model case of Mahler: compositional reception in contemporary music", join festival composers Elisabeth Harnik, Patricia Alessandrini, Oliver Schneller, Taylor Brook, Meaghan Burke and Bernd Klug in discussion.
 
Thursday, October 4, 1:00 pm | Lunchtime Concert
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave., NYC
 
Program:
Oliver Schneller - Clair-obscur
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante - Das irdischen Leben
Purgatorio from Symphony #10
selections from Rückert Lieder
Gerhard Krammer - selections from Rückert Lieder
Patricia Alessandrini - hommage à Alma Mahler * preview performance
 
Thursday, October 4, 7:30 pm | Mahler and Space
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave., NYC
Program:
Oliver Schneller - Clair-obscur
Matthew Ricketts - after nine
Gustav Mahler/M. Galante - Das irdischen Leben
Purgatorio from Symphony #10
Elisabeth Harnik - new work for flute and piano

 

November 29-30
Ensemble Signal and Wolfgang Mitterer
 
Free Admission, reservations required
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Thursday, November 29
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd St., NYC

Program:
Wolfgang Mitterer - IM STURM - 11 Songs for Baritone, Electronics &
Prepared Piano, after Franz Schubert
On-stage Discussion with Wolfgang Mitterer
 
Friday, November 30
St. Peter's Church
619 Lexington Ave., NYC
Program:
Wolfgang Mitterer - mobile beats for ensemble and electronics (2012)
Wolfgang Mitterer - Solo Organ & Electronics Set
With its architectural landmark building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 100 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York.
 
The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is located at 11 East 52nd Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenue). Admission to events is free, and reservations, via www.acfny.org or (212) 319 5300, are required.
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