The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is partnering with New York’s Carnegie Hall to present the large-scale “Vienna: City of Dreams” festival in Spring 2014. The Austrian Cultural Forum opens the mind and senses to Vienna today. Building upon the vast artistic, intellectual, and cultural legacies of Vienna in 1900, the ACFNY explores the vibrant creative fabric of the ‘city of dreams’ in the 21st century with a festival of contemporary music, a symposium,a film series, and a major visual art exhibition titled “Vienna Complex.”
A glittering cultural jewel at the heart of Europe, Vienna has for centuries drawn artists, dreamers, and innovators from all corners of the continent to its dazzling intellectual and artistic life. With its famed art salons and coffee houses, Vienna supported a unique culture in which artists and scientists, firebrands and aesthetes, met and freely exchanged ideas. From this hothouse atmosphere emerged revolutionary breakthroughs in psychology, literature, art, and music, reverberating around Europe and indeed the world.
Carnegie Hall salutes Vienna’s extraordinary artistic legacy with Vienna: City of Dreams, a three-week citywide festival during February and March 2014 that features symphonic and operatic masterpieces, chamber music, and lieder, as well as a sampling of new sounds that are emerging from this historic cultural capital.
The celebration also goes citywide with events at leading cultural institutions such as the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, including film series, panel discussions, art exhibitions, and even a Viennese Opera Ball, highlighting Vienna’s unrivaled cultural heritage as well as its ongoing role at the heart of Europe.
More about Vienna Complex Festival: 26 February – 25 May 2014
Austrian Cultural Forum New York 11 East 52nd Street New York, NY 10022
Czech Center 321 E. 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021
(le) Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker Street New York, 10012
The Museum of Modern Art The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019