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Musikkapelle Prutz Tours the U.S

On July 14, the Olney Big Band hosted the Austrian concert band Musikkapelle Prutz. The Olney Big Band is a traditional Big Band located in Olney, Maryland near the Nation’s Capital. It consists of 18 musicians and two vocalists performing American swing, dance, and jazz music of the big band era (1930s-40s) and beyond.

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Hannes Richter

Violinist Barbara Helfgott performs at the Embassy

On July 6, music lovers visited the Embassy for a thrilling night out with Austrian violinist Barbara Helfgott and pianist Michael Kahr. The duo presented a versatile program ranging from famous classical pieces and traditional Viennese music to pop hits and melodies from popular musicals.
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Hannes Richter

Farewell Andrea Schrammel

In the second week of July, we had to say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague Andrea Schrammel. After four exciting and successful years, Andrea Schrammel, Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Washington, D.C. returned to Vienna.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Austrian MBA students visit D.C.

On July 19, Klaus Hofstadler, Head of the Commercial Section at the Embassy of Austria, welcomed a group of nine MBA students from the LIMAK Austrian Business School to a two-day exploration trip through the nation’s capital.
Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Hans Kordik speaks at University of Minnesota

At the end of June, the Embassy's Counselor for Agriculture and Environment Hans Kordik travelled to Minnesota to give a lecture on Sustainable Water Policy and Environmental Innovations in Austria.
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Hannes Richter

Wally Is Headed to D.C.’s West End Cinema

The Portrait of Wally is headed to D.C.’s West End Cinema. The fascinating documentary about Austrian artist Egon Schiele’s famous painting of his mistress Walburga will have its premier on August 3. The movie sheds light on the iconic image’s exciting history...

Hannes Richter
Hannes Richter

Austrian-American Art Exchange

In its 11th year, the Austrian-American Art Exchange is hosted jointly by the City of Innsbruck's cultural department in Austria and by the University of New Orleans' Fine Arts Department and by Center Austria in the U.S. It offers young artists from both cities the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience.

Hannes Richter