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Vienna events, March-April 2014
Vienna In Your Pocket city guide,
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Classical Concert Highlights

27, 29, 30, 31 Mar, 11:00, 15:30, 19:30
1, 26, 27 Apr, 11:00, 15:30, 19:30
Wiener Philharmoniker
Works by Bartók, Nielsen, Mahler, Brahms, Schönberg and more

1, 2, 9, 12, 13, 14, 23 Mar, 11:00, 19:30
6, 7, 19, 20 Apr, 10:00, 11:00, 19:30
Wiener Symphoniker
Works by Mozart, Schubert, Wellesz, Ravel and more

27 Mar, 19:30
Webern Symphonie Orchester 
Conductor: Franz Welser Möst, Works by Gustav Mahler

23 Apr, 19:30
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Conductor: Tugan Sokhiev, Works by Beethoven, Prokoviev

16, 17 Mar, 19:30
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Conductor: Kent Nagano, Works by Gustav Mahler

25, 25 Mar, 19:30
San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas, Violin: Julia Fischer

31 Mar, 19:30
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Conductor: Marc Minkowski, Works by Bach

25, 26 Apr, 19:30
Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor: Krzysztof Urbański, Soloist: Martin Grubinger

Opera & Ballet highlights

13, 15 Mar, 20:00
Tosca (Giacomo Puccini)
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz

16, 18, 20, 21, 28 Mar, 19:30
6, 13, 26 Apr, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00
Ballet Swan Lake (Peter Iljitsch Tchaikovsky)
Conductor: Alexander Ingram

19, 22, 26, 29 Mar, 19:00
La Bohéme (Giacomo Puccini)
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst

1, 4, 8, 10 Apr, 19:00
Rogoletto (Giuseppe Verdi)
Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos

5, 9, 14 Apr, 19:30
Madama Butterfly (Giacomo Puccini)
Conductor: Jonathan Darlington

12, 16, 20, 25, 28 Apr, 16:00, 17:30
Lohengrin (Richard Wagner)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy

17, 21, 24 Apr, 16:00, 17:30
Parsifal (Richard Wagner)
Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst

23, 27, 30 Apr, 16:00, 18:00
Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss)
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy


16 Mar, 20:00
Disclosure are an English electronic music duo, consisting of brothers Guy and Howard  Lawrence. Their debut album Settle, released on 3 June 2013 through PMR, & was nominated for Best Dance/Electronica Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

10 Apr, 20:00
Leningrad Cowboys
The Leningrad Cowboys is a Finnish rock band famous for humorously performing rock and roll covers of popular songs, exaggerated pompadour hairstyles, long, pointy shoes, often featuring a Russian military band, the Alexandrov Ensemble.

22 Apr, 20:00
Rebellion Tour
Madball, Biohazard, H20 and guests.

28 Apr, 20:00
Robbie Williams - Swings both Ways
Williams has sold over 70 million records worldwide, which ranks him among the best-selling music artists worldwide. He is the best-selling British solo artist in the United Kingdom and the best selling non-Latino artist in Latin America. 

20 Mar, 19:30
James Blunt
Blunt has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, with his debut album, Back to Bedlam, being listed as the best selling album of the 2000s in the UK. He has received several awards and nominations, having won two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.


1 Mar-30 Apr, times vary
Der Besuch der alten Dame – The musical
The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt. A wealthy woman returns to her hometown with a dreadful bargain: She wants the townspeople to kill the man who jilted her in exchange for enough money to revitalize the town.

20 Mar-30 Apr, times vary
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! is a charming, heart-warming and spirited musical comedy full of exciting music, and is one of the world’s most successful musicals with 23 of ABBA’s greatest hits.

11-16 Mar, 15:00, 19:00, 20:00
Romeo & Juliet - A Classic Rock Ballet
Shakespeare's classic as a dance spectacle with music by Jay-Z, David Guetta, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.

11 Mar, 20:00
The Best of Musicals 2014
The world of musicals; 50 years of musical history in one evening. 

19 Apr, 20:00
Chinese National Circus – Shanghai Nights
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Chinese National Circus, the ensemble performs a show to addresses the change of China to the modern era.

25-26 Apr, 20:00, 15:00
Thriller – Live
The greatest hits of Michael Jackson; the London West End show comes to Vienna.

27 Apr, 15:00
All You Need Is Love!
The Beatles Musical is the inspiring biography of the most successful band of all time on its way to fame.


14 Mar-29 Jun
The Origins of the Albertina - From Dürer to Napoleon
Around 200 top-class masterpieces from the collection of the Albertina are shown in the context of the chequered and exciting life story of its founders, Prince Albert of Saxony, Duke of Teschen and Archduchess Marie Christine.

Until Mar 16
Prince Eugene of Savoy - The Prince and His Menagerie
On the occasion of the military commander’s 350th birthday, this exhibition directs attention to an entirely animated aspect of the former owner’s collection, and to the original appearance of individual rooms at the Upper Belvedere.

Until 30 Mar
Lisl Ponger, Ibon Aranberri, Ulrik Heltoft
In her films and photographs, Lisl Ponger has long explored the constructed nature of (cultural) identity and the associated questions of visual representation. Ibon Aranberri undertakes extensive research projects in which he investigates the complex entanglements between aesthetics, history, and politics, tackling his subjects with a range of artistic and documentary strategies. Ulrik Heltoft’s photographs, 16 mm films, and videos, which are based on literary and scientific sources, seem subtly mysterious, humorous, or strange, exploring the conceptual and esthetic possibilities of specific technologies such as loops, anamorphic formats, or computer-generated patterns from a variety of angles. 

Until 30 Mar
The "Austrian Riviera" - Vienna discovers the seaside
When trains began to run on a newly completed rail route (“Südbahn”) between Vienna and the port of Trieste in the mid-19th century, the Adriatic region of the Austrian Empire moved within closer reach of the capital. This set off a wave of tourist colonisation of Istria and Dalmatia, promoted by doctors who praised the coast's salubrious climate, developers and many members of the ruling Habsburg dynasty who had villas built along the coast.

Until 4 May
The Miracle of Life. Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
Around 500 drawings which, in the words of the artists, show almost everything that we can imagine. They hang on more than forty white room dividers ordered in rank and file. While the sequence of pictures follows no particular system, thus declaring the things of this world to be equal, the system on which they are displayed is strictly organised.

Until 18 May
Eric Fischl – Friends, Lovers and other Constellations
The American painter, graphic artist and sculptor Eric Fischl is one of the most important representatives of contemporary figuration. His work is characterized by a style linked with American realism.

Until 18 May
Musée à vendre pour cause de faillite
The Annick und Anton Herbert Collection is one of the most significant private collections of contemporary art in Europe. This Belgian couple began to purchase art during the political and social upheavals of the late 1960s. The exhibition will present the Herbert collection more fully than ever before, and will also include key works from the Mumok collection especially selected by the Herberts.

Until 18 May
The World of Fabergé
As part of the 2013–15 Austro-Russian Cultural Season and to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the commencement of diplomatic ties between the USSR/Russia and Austria and the 525th anniversary of the first diplomatic contacts between Moscow and Vienna, this major exhibition showcases the seminal work of the foremost Russian jeweller and goldsmith at the turn of the 20th century: Peter Carl Fabergé (1846–1920).

Until 25 May
Moyra Davey - Burn the Diaries
For New York artist Moyra Davey, photography, film, and video are just as important as literature. Her concentrated and often very detailed observations question forms of memory, and refer mostly to personal experiences and situations.

Until 9 June
Andreas H. Bitesnich - 25 Years of Photography
The Austrian star photographer Andreas H. Bitesnich is celebrating his 50th birthday in 2014 and looks back on 25 years of photography. In a major retrospective at Kunst Haus Wien, he provides unprecedented insights into his personal photographic universe.

Until late Dec
A visual memory of Viennese society – Franz Xaver Setzer´s portrait photographs
Within the framework of the new permanent presentation of art from 1918 to 1938, this selection of unique photographs from the studio of the Viennese photographer Franz Xaver Setzer affords interesting insights into the sophisticated world of Viennese society of the 1920s and 30s.

Until late Dec
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 11 May
Franz von Zülow – Paper
On the occasion of his 130th birthday and the 50th anniversary of his death, the MAK has dedicated an exhibition to the artist and “master of diversity” Franz von Zülow (1883–1963) that provides a look at his creative output.

9 Apr–late Dec
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.

26 Mar–13 Apr
Sound_Frame 2014
With "If this is the Answer, what is the Question?" the MAK and the sound:frame festival will critically examine audiovisual artworks and their reception and reflection, as well as the idea of “audiovisual art” as such.

Until 21 Apr
Franz Sedlacek – A chemist of the imagination
The painter and graphic artist Franz Sedlacek (1891–1945) was one of Austria's leading artists between the World Wars. A creator of strange, bizarre and mysterious scenes, Sedlacek draws the viewer into an unsettling world of surreal imagery.

Until 12 Oct 2014
Pae White – Orllegro
Orllegro is an aggregation of fabrications, interpretations, simulations of history, narratives, and objects, some of which were sampled from works of the MAK collection. The exhibition title references a fictitious word invented by the textile industry in the 1950s, promising a magical material that was a faux version of something real and perhaps altered the way the world viewed synthetics: assigning an invented word to a fake material, it activated a false nostalgia from an artificial past to render a stylish, more sophisticated—yet equally artificial—future.

Trade Fairs

8-16 Mar
Wohnen & Interieur
Austria´s largest fair for interiors, design, accessories, home entertainment and garden.

23-25 Mar
Hotel&Gast Wien
Trade fair for hoteliers, restaurants, cafes and catering.

4-8 Apr
Radiation Oncology conference.

11-12 Apr
Vienna Sports World
The Vienna City Marathon exhibition.

24-26 Apr
The trade fair for pharmaceutical products.

Venue list
AA – Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, tel. +43 1 53 48 30,
AW – Arena Wien, Baumgasse 80, tel. +43 1 79 88 59 50,
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,
KM – Kunsthistorisches Museum, Burgring 5, tel. +43 1 52 52 40,
KO – Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, tel. +43 1 24 20 02,
LM – Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 525 70 15 25,
MK – MAK, Stubenring 5, tel. +43 1 71 13 62 48,
MQ – Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 523 58 81,
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,
RO – Ronacher, Seilerstätte 9, tel. +43 1 588 85,
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,
WM – Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, tel. +43 1 50 58 74 70,

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