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International Adventsingen at City Hall

November 28. – December 21. 2014 – Cheerful singing will sound on the four weekends during Advent at the “Internatinal Adventsingen” at Vienna`s City Hall. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 90 choirs from arround the world will be performing Folk-, Advent and Christmas carols. The entry is free ! (1., Vienna City Hall, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, www.wien.info)

New Year`s Eve Trail & New Year`s Eve in Vienna

December 31. 2014 One highlight of New year`s Eve will be the New Year`s Eve Trail in the Old City which is like a giant party zone: Lots of gastronomes serve punch and culinary delicacies. In addition many parties, gala dinners, concerts, boat trips along the Danube or the New Year`s Eve Ball at Hofburg Vienna (Imperial Palace) promise an exciting turn of the year. (different venues, www.vienna.info)

Exhibition: Claude Monet

October 24. 2014 – February 08. 2015 The autum exhibition at the Lower Belvedere`s Orangery will be devoted to the French painter Claude Monet – one of the principal practitioners of Impressionism. The profound impact of his painting on Austrian art will be approached. (3., Lower Belvedere – Orangery, Rennweg 6, www.belvedere.at)

Viennese Christmas markets & Winter in the MQ

November 15. – December 24. 2014 Fantastically decorated sales stands, delicious bakery, hot punch, Glühwein and thousands of lights transform Vienna`s most beautiful squares into magical Christmas markets – pre-Christmas mood guaranteed !(verious locations e.g. City Hall Square,  Maria-Theresien-Platz, Upper Belvedere,  Schönbrunner Palace (www.christkindlmarkt.at, www.weihnachtsdorf.at, www.wintermarkt.at)

November 06. -December 25.2014 – The inner ccourtyard of the MuseumsQuartier turn into an atmospheric winter location: ice pavillions, a curling lane, special punch creations, but mulled wine and cool Dj sounds help to heat up. (7., Museumsquartier, www.mqw.at)

 

Voice Mania 2014

November 07. – December 07. 2014 The popular a cappella festival is taking place for the 17th time. Many groups and solists from different nations provide various sounds as classic, jazz, blues and pop. This time the festival focuses on Austrian groups. There will also be a casting show, performances for children, beatbox workshops and more. Thsi year`s highlight will be the group “barbatuques” from Brasil. (various venues, www.voicemania.at)

Exhibition: Velàzquez

October 28. 2014 – February 15. 2015 The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna will show the first individual exhibition in honour of the famous artist Diego Velàzquez. On display will be famous portraits of the Habsburgs, some of his mythological and religious works as well as still life, landscapes and animal studies. (1., KHM, Maria-Theresia-Platz. www.khm.at)

Exhibitions at Albertina:

September 03. 2014 – January 06. 2015 Due to his 85th birthday the Albertina dedicates an extensive retrospective to the international renowned artist Arnulf Rainer. The essential stations of his artistic life will be presented with main pieces.

September 12. 2014 – January 11. 2015 About 100 paintings, drawings and objects by Joan Mirò will be on display. With his imaginative pictorial motifs the Catalan artist is considered one of the most popular painters of the 20th century.

(1., Albertinaplatz 1, www.albertina.at)

 

Exhibition series: “100 Years Since World War I”

From now on till the start of 2015. The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. Numerous Viennese institutions will host exhibitions on different perspectives to remind the devastating consequences of the War and the years 1914 to 1918. (Current: Wienbibliothek at City Hall, Vienna City and Country Archieve, Orangery, MUSA, Jewisch Museum Vienna, Austrian National Library; All exhibitions: www.vienna.info)