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Musical Advent calendar

In Vienna - the City of Music - there is a very special musical Advent calendar full of tuneful surprises in the run-up to Christmas with the concert series "Wienerlied - und?". The focus is on concert experiences in more unusual locations, really close to the actors on stage, far away from the commercial side of Christmas. It's about music made in Vienna and about world music, about dialogs between these artistic poles, sometimes beyond them, too. - A tip for everyone seeking the unusual.

Musical surprises in Viennese dialect

The program is as follows: On December 1 in the 1st district (Sigrid Horn and the Trio Lepschi open the cultural Advent calendar at Porgy & Bess), on December 2 in the 2nd district, and so on. Until finally, on December 23, the final Advent calendar concert "Brazilian 'Schrammel' Christmas" is held in the Schutzhaus Rosenhügel, before everyone yields to the joys of Christmas. In attendance on all 23 dates is Santa Claus, the mascot of the festival from the puppet workshop of theater artist Susita Fink.

Concert highlights

On the program are Fräulein Hona with befitting folk-pop at Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom, Hanna Palme and Duo Klok at the Radio Café, Gottfried Gfrerer and Meena Cryle at Vogelkeller/Fromme Helene through to Der Nino aus Wien at Café Falk.

In the more than three weeks of the Advent calendar, almost the entire range of music can be experienced, which in Vienna is done to the highest standard. There are choirs (Der Schmusechor, the Gesangskapelle Hermann and the Vokalensemble Glas) and solo artists, such as the wonderful Marie Spaemann.

Treat? A guaranteed highlight are Die Strottern in the special ambience of the Schutzhaus am Heuberg, highly regarded the coming together of the duo Stickler/Koschelu with the three gentlemen of Wanjo Banjo at Weinhaus Sittl.

Wienerlied - und?
The musical Advent calendar

23 concerts from December 1 to 23, 2019
one venue in each Viennese district

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