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Events in Vienna

Vienna events, July-August 2015
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

1-31 July, 20:15
1-15 Aug, 20:15
Wiener Mozart Orchester
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

30 July, 15:30, 19:30
Gala Concert of The World Orchestra Festival

30 July, 20:15
Salonorchester Alt Wien

7 July, 18:00
9th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival 2015
Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert & more

25 July, 16:00, 18:30
Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorals of the World Peace Choral Festival
Classical, contemporary music and traditional folk songs

2, 9, 16, 30 July, 20:15
6, 13, 20, 27 Aug, 20:15
Ave Maria
International soprano soloists and Ensemble 1756 perform at the Baroque Karlskirche

3, 10, 17, 31 July, 20:15
7, 15, 21, 28 Aug, 20:15
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
The famous Four Seasons is a compilation of four revolutionary violin concerts.

4, 11, 18 July, 20:15
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug, 20:15
Mozart Requiem
Concerts performed by the choir and the soloists of the Salzburg Concert Society and Orchestra 1756; all together there are more than 40 musicians on stage.

20 July-14 Aug, 17:00, 19:30
Don Carlo
A five-act grand opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to a French-language libretto based on the dramatic play Don Carlos, Infant of Spain by Friedrich Schiller.

19 Aug, 26 Aug, 20:00
An opera in one act by Pietro Mascagni to an Italian libretto.

It received its first performance on 2 March 1896 at the Liceo Musicale Rossini in Pesaro.


5 July, 19:00
Xavier Naidoo
Known for his soulful voice, Naidoo switches back and forth between solo music and touring with Söhne Mannheims.

6 July, 20:30
Taylor McFerrin
The American DJ, music producer, keyboardist & beatboxer based in Brooklyn, NY, is the oldest son of popular vocalist and classical conductor Bobby McFerrin.

8 July, 19:30
The famous Swedish pop rock duo consisting of Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle is back in Vienna.

8 July, 18:30
Billy Idol
Idol released his 8th studio album Kings & Queens of the Underground in October 2014.

12 July, 20:00
Boys Republic
Universal Music's first K-pop idol group and the 2014 ambassadors for the Korean Federation of Youth.

14 July, 18:30
Patti Smith
Called the "punk poet laureate", Smith fuses rock and poetry in her work. Her most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen.

30 July, 20:00
Cannibal Corpse
An American death metal band from Buffalo, New York, formed in December 1988. With thirteen studio albums and worldwide sales of two million units, they're one of the top-selling death metal bands of all time.

31 July, 20:00
Rob Zombie
An American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer who rose to prominence as a founding member of the band White Zombie. As a solo artist, he has released five studio albums.

3 Aug, 20:00
A New York-based hardcore punk band that originated in the late 1980s. The band developed after Agnostic Front's front man Roger Miret would let his younger half-brother, Freddy Cricien take the microphone and perform lead vocals during shows.

6 Aug, 20:00
A Mexican-American extreme metal band from Los Angeles. Their name comes from the Spanish word for witchcraft.
Their songs, which are sung in Spanish, are focused on Satanism, anti-Christianity, sex, immigration, narcotics smuggling, and politics.

13 Aug, 20:00
An American heavy metal band from Orlando, Florida. After getting signed to Roadrunner Records in 2004, the band has released six studio albums and eighteen singles.

27 Aug, 20:00
Rock the Opera
Epic songs by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, U2 and Queen performed by the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Friedemann Riehle.


11 July
The Nova Jazz & Blues Night Festival
Lineup: Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Roisin Murphy, Marla Glen, Count Basic, Johann Sebastian Bass and many more.

15-16 July
Electric Summer
Lineup: Fritz Kalkbrenner, Chopstick & Johnjon, Robin Schulz, Nervo, DJ Antoine and many more.

17-19 July
2 Days a Week
Lineup: Hatebreed, Flogging Molly, Iggy Pop, Ruskaja, Anti Flag, The Baseballs, Sepultura, Arch Enemy and many more.

31 July-16 Aug, 11:00, 14:00
Africa Days
17 days of fun on the Danube Island with artists, exhibitors, food and drinks from the Cape to Cairo. Suitable for children, there's lots to see and do.

19-22 Aug
Lake Festival
Lineup: David Guetta, Avicii, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Afrojack, Steve Angello, Krewella, Steve Aoki and many more.

20-22 Aug
FM4 Frequency
Lineup: Linkin Park, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, The Offspring, Interpol, Alt-J, Caspar, Ellie Goulding and many more.

29 Aug
Nuke Festival
Lineup: Seeed, Cro, The Parov Stelar Band, Bilderbuch, Prinz Pi and many more.


17 July-1 Nov
Joel Meyerowitz – Retrospective
Joel Meyerowitz (New York, 1938) is one of the most important protagonists of New Colour Photography in the US during the 1960s and 1970s, next to William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.

Until 16 Aug
Lee Miller
Lee Miller (1907-1977) is considered one of the most fascinating artists of the 20th century.
In over five decades, she produced a body of photographic work of a range that remains unparalleled, and that unites the most divergent genres.

Until 23 Aug
Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality
This exhibition, in cooperation with the Austrian Friedrich and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation in Vienna, centres on issues of display and brings works by Kiesler into a dialogue with relevant contemporary artists.

Until 23 Aug
My Body is the Event
The “Vienna Actionism and International Performance” exhibition is divided into several thematic sections that look at the questions that generally shaped a broad range of action art in the 1960s and 1970s. A comparison with parallel international movements will show that the Viennese artists were not only right up with the times but in many ways developed pioneering positions.

Until 24 Aug
Aspern International
The largest area of urban development is Aspern Vienna’s Urban Lakeside, located in the east of the city. In collaboration with the Architekturzentrum Wien, a select group of architects was invited to participate in a competition for a site in the Lakeside Park Quarter.

Until 30 Aug
Laura Owens & Cao Fei
Since the late 1990s, Owens has developed a characteristic style, not defined by a certain technique or form of painting, but by a specific approach to painting. Her primary interest is in painterly space. Cao Fei is one of the most interesting Chinese artists today. Her artistic approach is characterized by a high degree of innovation and joyful experimentation, and her work reflects this in its variety.

Until 6 Sep
Abstract Art from Austria
To mark its assumption of the Ploner Collection, the Albertina is mounting an exhibition on the development of abstract painting and drawing in Austria since 1960.
This presentation sets a selection of the newly received works in relation to selected drawings and paintings from the Albertina’s extensive related holdings.

Until 13 Sep
Ludwig Goes Pop
One of the world’s most significant holdings of Pop Art, the collection of the German industrialists Peter and Irene Ludwig, is on show at Mumok. In this extensive overview, around 100 works from six different institutions associated with the Ludwigs will be brought together.

Until 14 Sep
Tracey Emin & Egon Schiele – Where I want to go
Tracey Emin, a superstar and enfant terrible of contemporary art, will engage in a fascinating artistic dialogue, as she will not only present her own works but will also incorporate a personal selection of drawings by Egon Schiele into the exhibition.

Until 20 Sep
Drawing Now 2015
The Drawing Now exhibition provides an up-to-date survey of drawing, painting and illustration in contemporary art. It showcases the viewpoints of around 35 international artists who collectively represent contemporary drawing and who, individually, are taking it in a direction of their own.

Until 4 Oct
Vienna´s Ringstrasse – The Making of a Grand Boulevard
Wien Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse boulevard with a “making of” exhibition about its pioneering years: Vienna on the road to becoming a modern city, from the launch of its programme of urban expansion to the official opening of the splendid Ring boulevard on 1 May 1865.

Until 4 Oct
The Vienna Biennale
The first event of its kind to combine art, design, and architecture, with the aim of generating creative ideas and artistic projects to help improve the world.
Its category-spanning, interdisciplinary approach and combination of artistic ambition and the creative economy open up new perspectives on central topics of our time and thus promote positive change in our society.

Until 27 Oct
Ken Lum – Coming soon
Ken Lum combines photographic images and texts, language and sculptural elements in order to question class affiliation and ethnic diversity in Western society, as well as the presentation of individuality within a socially and economically coded urban space.

Until end 2015
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 2015
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

26-30 July
Biotrans 2015
Biotechnology conference & trade fair

Venue list

AA – Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, tel. +43 1 53 48 30,
AW – Arena Wien, Baumgasse 80, tel. +43 1 79 88 59 50,
AZ – Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 522 31 15,
FD – Festwiese Donauinsel, Festwiese Donauinsel, 1210 Wien,
GH – Bank Austria Gasometer Halle, Adalbert-Stifter-Strasse 73, tel. +43 1 33 24 64 10,
KA – Kaiserwiese, Prater 90, tel. +43 664 885 16 050,
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,
PK – Peterskirche, Petersplatz, 1010 Wien, tel. +43 1 533 64 33,
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,



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