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Vienna events, November - December 2014
A selection of the best concert, music and exhibition events, by Vienna In Your Pocket city guide,
See the venue code key at the bottom of the listings.

Classical Concert Highlights

1, 3, 9, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23,  Nov, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 15:30
3, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 30, 31 Dec, 11:00, 15:30, 19:30
Wiener Philharmoniker
Works by Mahler, Strauss, Haydn, Schubert a.o.

5, 6, 7, 15, 16 Nov, 19:30
3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 20 Dec, 19:30
Wiener Symphoniker
Works by Schubert, Bruckner, Tchaikovsky, Strauss a.o.

29 Nov, 19:30
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Works by Leif Ove Andsnes, Beethoven, Stravinsky

18 Dec, 19:30
Wiener Virtuosen
Works by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Mendelssohn, Beethoven

19 Nov, 19:30
Lang Lang on the piano
Works by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin

26 Nov, 19:30
Piotr Anderszewski on the piano
Works by Schumann, Szymanowski

8 Dec, 19:30
Ensemble Barucco and Wiener Singakademie
Ferlesch Messiah

Opera & Ballet highlights

16, 19, 22, 25 Nov, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00
Le Nozze Di Figaro (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Conductor: Sascha Goetzel

15, 18, 21, 27, 30 Nov, 18:00, 18:30
Chowanschtschina (Modest Mussorgski)
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

20, 23, 26, 28 Nov, 18:00
Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss)
Conductor: Kirill Petrenko

5, 8, 12, 16 Dec, 16:00, 19:00
La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung

6, 10, 14 Dec, 18:30, 19:30
La Cenerentola (Gioachino Rossini)
Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos

14, 20, 23, 27, 30 Dec, 18:30, 19:00
Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung

Festivals, Shows & Musicals

1 Nov-31 Dec, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00
Mamma Mia!
A musical with the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.

1 Nov-31 Dec, 16:00, 18:30, 19:30
Mary Poppins - The Musical
A musical based on the children's books by P. L. Travers and the 1964 Disney film, and is a fusion of various elements from the two.

20, 21, 22 Nov, 20:00
Blue Bird Festival 2014
It´s the 10th anniversary of the Blue Bird Festival, with Folk-Noir, Lo-Fi-Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Indie-Rock and much more at the renowned Porgy & Bess jazz club.

21, 22, Nov, 14:00-04:00
Fridge Festival
A major international winter festival, with a combination of ski and snowboard jump contest in the afternoon and an electronic music festival at night. For the exact location and line-up see

14 Dec, 14:00, 18:00
Disney Fantasia - Live in concert
Bewitched broomsticks, dancing hippos and one magical mouse; the magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and “Fantasia 2000,” including “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 and Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Suite, is performed live while Disney’s stunning footage is shown on the big screen.


11 Nov, 20:00
Jack White
Jack White is best known as the frontman of the band The White Stripes, though he has been in several bands and collaborated with various artists. White's solo albums, Blunderbuss and Lazaretto, received wide critical acclaim.

13 Nov, 20:00
Anastacia - Resurrection Tour
Resurrection is the sixth studio album by Anastacia, featuring the first new material in over five years and recorded during her battle with breast cancer.

13 Nov, 19:30
Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Peace Train…Late Again Tour
Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. He is a prominent convert to Islam.

15 Nov, 19:30
The third album of the pop rock band from Colorado Springs, Native (2013), became their first top ten album on the Billboard 200, and highest charting album to date, ending at number four.

22 Nov, 20:00
Cannibal Corpse
A death metal band with little radio or television exposure, although it has a cult following since the release their 1991 and 1992 albums Butchered at Birth, and Tomb of the Mutilated. Both achieved worldwide sales of one million copies by 2003, and they're the all-time top-selling death metal band in the US.

23 Nov, 20:00
Machine Head
An American metal band from Oakland, California formed in 1991. It is one of the pioneering bands in the New Wave of American Heavy Metal.

24 Nov, 20:00
Mando Diao
A rock and pop band from Borlänge, Sweden. They got their breakthrough with the release of the album Hurricane Bar.

29 Nov, 20:00
Ben Howard
Benjamin John "Ben" Howard  is an English singer-songwriter. He self-released his debut EP and his major debut studio album came in 2011 titled Every Kingdom. Howard released his second studio album, I Forget Where We Were, in October 2014.

5, 6, 12, 14, 19, 20 Dec, 20:00
The Christmas Gospel
Classic gospel songs such as Oh Happy Day, Amazing Grace and When The Saints.

15 Dec, 19:30
Bryan Adams - Reckless 30th Anniversary Tour
Adams has been one of the most successful rock artists in the last three decades. He's known for his strong husky vocals and energetic live performances, and he has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists and the best-selling Canadian rock artist of all time.

18 Dec, 21:00
Shantel & Bucovina Club Orkestar
Stefan Hantel, better known by his stage name Shantel , is a German DJ and producer. He is known for his work with gypsy brass orchestras, DJing and remixing traditional Balkan music with electronic beats.


5 Nov-25 Jan
Birgit Graschopf – Intervention (4)
At irregular intervals, the Albertina invites artists to respond to the venue of the palace, the museum, and the Habsburg staterooms in specially conceived interventions. For the fourth intervention in this series, Birgit Graschopf created three photographic exposures directly on the museum walls based on works from Albertina’s photographic collection.

6 Nov-1 Dec
Photo Award 2014
A photo award inspired by the major Architekturzentrum Wien spring exhibition “Think Global, Build Social! Architectures for a Better World”. Professional and amateur photographs were invited to search for alternative, socially committed solutions and to submit their personal vision of a better world.

14 Nov-18 Jan
Kidnappers Foil
An exhibition by Canadian artist/curator Gareth Long. Assembling and re-presenting a unique collection of historic films that were made from the late 1930s into the early 1970s.

14 Nov-16 Feb
Arik Brauer
On the occasion of the artist’s 85th birthday the Leopold Museum is dedicating a comprehensive retrospective to the works of Arik Brauer. With 100 paintings, graphic works and sculptures, the exhibition presents a representative cross-section of Brauer’s works from his time as a student at the Vienna Academy to the present, featuring genres such as book illustrations, sculptures and architectonic designs alongside his paintings.

17 Dec-19 Apr
Ways To Modernism
Viennese design and architecture around 1900 is a global brand. How did this situation come about and what effects did these decisive moments in Modernism have? The exhibition presents main works by Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos as expression of central themes in a cultural debate.

21 Nov-25 Jan
Chto Delat? / Renata Lucas / Peter Bartoš
The „What is to be done?“ movement was founded in early 2003 by a working group of artists, critics, philosophers, and writers from Petersburg, Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorod with the goal of merging political theory, art, and activism. Renata Lucas’s works examine how the built environment influences our actions and social relations. Peter Bartoš is an early representative of conceptual and action art in Slovakia, like Julius Koller.

Until 11 Jan
Joan Miro
With his imaginative pictorial motifs, Joan Miró is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The Albertina's solo exhibition has around 100 paintings, drawings and objects, which strives to emphasise the poetic quality of the famous surrealist.

Until 18 Jan
Masterpieces in Focus - Josef Dobrowsky
Austrian painter Josef Dobrowsky (1889–1964) was one of the most important Austrian artists of the interwar years and a trailblazer of modernist painting in Austria. His works have remained practically unknown to the general public.

Until 18 Jan
Cosima von Bonin
A retrospective exhibition shows how Austrian artist Cosima von Bonin's work has moved more and more in the direction of installations that increasingly come to take possession of the space they are placed in.

Until 18 Jan
World War I in Vienna - City Life in Photography and Graphic Art
World War I was the first war to involve civilians on a massive scale. With the city transformed into a "home front", its inhabitants became participants in a war which, though waged in remote regions, affected each and everybody's life with great immediacy. War enthusiasm and expectations of an early victory were short-lived and soon gave way to a more sober mood.

Until 26 Jan
Alberto Giacometti - Modernist Pioneer
An exhibition about the artist who is widely considered to be the most important sculptor of the 20th century. The works of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) are among the most expensive artworks in the world. As recently as 2010 his work L‘homme qui marche l fetched the astronomical sum of 74 million euros at Sotheby's in London, the highest price ever paid for a sculpture.

Until 1 Feb
Pin - Jenni Tischer
In Jenni Tischer’s exhibition Pin the vocabulary of minimalist sculpture comes up against the history and practice of textile work.

Until 8 Feb
Arnulf Rainer
His revisions developed in the 1950s made the Austrian artist Arnulf Rainer known throughout the world. The Albertina honours the internationally renowned artist on the occasion of his 85th birthday with a comprehensive retrospective, in which important stations of his complex artistic development are presented through key works.

Until 8 Feb
The Present of Modernism
Mumok explores the grand utopian project of modernism, asking about its relevance today and its potential for future generations. This new presentation includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, films, and architectural models. The show begins with classical modernism, early abstract art and futurism, and works by Picasso and Bauhaus artists.

Until 8 Feb
Lillian Bassman & Paul Himmel
A comprehensive retrospective to an exceptional American couple, the photographers Lillian Bassman (1917–2012) and Paul Himmel (1914–2009). In this exhibition, two lives are united in an extraordinary artistic symbiosis.

Until end 2014
ASIA. China – Japan – Korea
The Asia collection of the MAK is one of the important European collections of art and applied arts from this region. It has been compiled from public and private collections over 150 years and offers a wide-ranging view of Asian art history.

Until end 2014
MAK Carpets
The MAK's collection of Textiles and Carpets is one of the most comprehensive collections of textile art in the world. The exquisite objects, compiled since 1864, give an overview of more than 1,500 years of textile history.

Trade Fairs

12-15 Nov
Wiener Herbst Senioren Messe 2014
One of the largest fairs for elderly people in Europe.

13-16 Nov
Vienna Book Fair 2014
Austria's biggest book event.

20 Nov
Career Calling 14

21-23 Nov
Health and Wellness

29-30 Nov
Pet Fair 2014

3-6 Dec
EuroEcho-Imaging 2014
The ESC Congress, the largest cardiology meeting in the world.

Venue list
AA – Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, tel. +43 1 53 48 30,
AZ – Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 522 31 15,
BV – Belvedere, Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, tel. +43 1 79 55 70,
GH – Bank Austria Gasometer Halle, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 73, tel. +43 1 33 24 64 10,
KH – Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 521 89 33,
KO – Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, tel. +43 1 24 20 02,
KK – Karlskirche, Kreuzherrengasse 1, tel. + 43 1 504 61 87,
KU – Kunsthaus Wien, Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13, tel. +43 1 712 04 91,
LM – Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 525 70 15 25,
MK – MAK, Stubenring 5, tel. +43 1 71 13 62 48,
MU – Mumok, Museumsplatz 1, tel +43 1 52 50 00,
MV – Musikverein Wien, Bösendorferstrasse 12, tel. +43 1 505 81 90,
MW – Messe Wien, Messeplatz 1, tel. +43 1 72 72 00,
PB – Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, tel. +43 1 503 70 09,
RA – Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18-20, tel. +43 1 59 97 70,
SC – Secession, Friedrichstrasse 12, tel. +43 1 587 53 07,
SH – Wiener Stadthalle, Vogelweidplatz 14, tel. +43 1 98 10 00,
SO – Wiener Staatsoper, Opernring 2, tel. +43 1 51 44 40,
SZ – Szene Wien, Hauffgasse 26, +43 1 332 46 41 25,
WM – Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, tel. +43 1 50 58 74 70,
WU – WUK, Währinger Str. 59, tel. +43 1 40 12 10,

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