Events | Vögelein Schwermut

Los Angeles | May 25, 2013 | 5:00 PM

Villa Aurora and the Austrian Consulate General present

Vögelein Schwermut

A Liederabend presenting Irene Wallner and Maria Raberger

In Person: Walter Arlen

Vögelein Schwermut is a collection of songs for alto and piano, featuring Jewish composers who were banned, persecuted and/or murdered during the Nazi regime. The concert’s title is derived from a song by Erich Zeisl of the same title, based on a poem by Christian Morgenstern.

The program includes songs by Walter Arlen, Viktor Ullmann, Erich Zeisl, Erich Schulhoff and Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Irene Wallner studied vocal performance at the University of Music and Performig Arts in Vienna. She has performed as a soloist in Austria, Germany, Italy and Norway. Inspired by performing with*, Irene is dedicated to the interpretation of Austrian composers, who were persecuted durin the Nazi regime.

* operates as a centre for the reception, preservation and research of Austrian composers, performers, musical academics and thinkers who, during the years of the ‘Third Reich’ were branded as ‘degenerate’.

Maria Raberger studied at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She focused her studies on repetition, chamber music and vocal accompaniment. For many years, she has played the orchestra piano and celesta with the Bruckner orchestra of Linz. She is a member of the trio “donau3klang” and “Ensemble versatile”.

Tickets: Free for Friends of Villa Aurora // $15 for General Audiences (at the door)

RSVP required: You will receive a confirmation.

Location: 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service begins at 4:00 pm and will start from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North-East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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