Poster art by Nanna Prieler
Days of Action
WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF CULTURE IN VIENNA? / WIE SIEHT DIE ZUKUNFT DER KULTUR IN WIEN AUS?
May 27 / 27. Mai
Workshop in D Minor
Brunnenpassage, Brunnengasse 71
An open workshop led by Vienna-based artist and oud player Marwan Abado Brought together singers and percussionists from across traditions, backgrounds, and generations – from western classical to rap, from around the city and the world – in a collaborative session inspired by the music of JS Bach, local artists, and the new opera “Orfeo & Majnun,” exploring cultural crossroads and social inclusion throughout Europe. In partnership with Brunnenpassage and UNHCR Austria . Free and open to the public, space is limited.
An open workshop under the direction of Vienna-based artist and oud-player Marwan Abado brings singers and percussionists of different traditions, backgrounds and generations closer together – from western classical music to rap, from Vienna and the rest of the world. The basis and inspiration for making music together is the music of JS Bach and excerpts from “Orfeo & Majnun” – a multilingual opera project that explores cultural interfaces and social inclusion across Europe. In partnership with Brunnenpassage and UNHCR Austria . Admission free, places limited.
Public Sharing / Öffentlicher Austausch
Yppenplatz, 1160 Wien
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer Basma Jabr , oud performer and artist Marwan Abado and workshop performer at Yppenplatz, in the center of one of Vienna’s most diverse neighborhoods, next to the fountain market. Free and open to the public.
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, singer Basma Jabr , oud player and artist Marwan Abado and the workshop participants will perform together in the playground on Yppenplatz not far from the Brunnenmarkt, in one of the most diverse districts in Vienna . Open to the public.
Discussion: Strategies for Opening Art Spaces / Diskussion: Strategien zur Öffnung von Kunsträumen
Vienna Secession / Secession, Friedrichstraße
The iconic Vienna Secession , founded more than a century ago by the city’s border-crossing artists, hosted a discussion in partnership with Brunnenpassage, a new home for artistic practice, and Act.Now , a network for civic discourse. Yo-Yo Ma joined cultural leaders and local thinkers to discuss why large sections of the city are underrepresented in the cultural sector, and how the city’s art temples can evolve to serve contemporary society. Audience members were invited to sit in a chair next to the invited speakers to join the conversation. Free and open to the public.
In collaboration with the Brunnenpassage – a new place for artistic practice – and Act.Now – a network for the bourgeois discourse – discussions are taking place in the legendary Vienna Secession , which was founded more than a century ago by cross-border artists of the city. Yo-Yo Ma meets with cultural professionals and Viennese intellectuals to discuss why large parts of the city are underrepresented in the cultural sector and how the Viennese art and cultural institutions can adapt to serve society. Participants have the opportunity to sit on the free chair next to the discussants to participate in the conversation. Admission free.
May 29 / 29 Mai
Kaffeehaus Musik / Kaffeehausmusik
Music students from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna joined Yo-Yo Ma for a unique chamber music salon at a quintessential Vienna coffee house, following the tradition of social discourse and exchange of ideas in the city. Not open to the public.
Music students from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna invite Yo-Yo Ma to a unique chamber music salon in a typical Viennese coffee house, which follows the Viennese tradition of social discourse and exchange of ideas. Closed event.