Calendar of Australian Events
Lecture: Jeffrey Vaughan Turner on cyclic heliothermal behaviour of the Lake Hayward
18 February, 6:00pm, Vienna
Jeffrey Vaughan Turner, Affiliate Scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), will be giving a public lecture on Cyclic heliothermal behaviour of the shallow, hypersaline Lake Hayward, Western Australia, at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Vienna. The subject will be of interest for those in environmental science and natural resources management. The lecture is organised by the Australian Academic Circle.
Department of English and American Studies
Hof 8.3, Spitalgasse 2
Music: Ben Connor performs at the Volksoper
February 2020, Vienna
Australian baritone Ben Connor will be performing in various productions at the Volksoper, including in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Alan J. Lerner & Frederic Loewe’s My Fair Lady (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Georges Bizet’s Carmen (Moralès), Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata (Baron Douphol), and in Marius Felix Lange’s The Canterville Ghost (Sir Simon). Ben Connor is a graduate of the Australian National University and has lived in Vienna since 2010. He has won a number of competitions and has performed internationally.
Carmina Burana – 14 & 20 February
My Fair Lady – 10 & 16 February
Carmen – 17 February
La Traviata – 7 February
The Canterville Ghost – 22 February
Venue & tickets:
Währinger Straße 78
Music: Bryony Dwyer performs at the Wiener Staatsoper
1 March 2020, 11:00am, Vienna
Australian soprano Bryony Dwyer will be performing a selection of songs and aria recitals at a morning concert on 1 March. Bryony Dwyer is a permanent member of the Vienna State Opera ensemble. She completed vocal studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Bryony has performed internationally.
Music: Introducing the Russell McGregor Orchestra
4 March 2020, 7:00 pm, Vienna
Australian conductor and violinist Russell McGregor will be launching a new orchestra, the Russell McGregor Orchestra, with a program full of Viennese surprises “Überraschende Wiener Klänge”. Through good fortune and coincidence, Russell acquired pieces from a library of rarely heard and highly sought-after 19th-20th century salon music. Pieces which were thought to be lost in Europe were unearthed in Australia and will now be presented in concert in Vienna. The program will feature several gems, including waltzes, overtures, operetta selections and Viennese songs.
Exhibition: Sam Jinks in Family Matters
Until 30 August 2020, Vienna
Australian artist Sam Jinks is featured in this group exhibition focusing on different family constellations, their conditions and effects on the individual and society alike. The exhibition assembles multimedia objects spanning the Middle Ages to modern and contemporary art. Sam Jinks first worked as an illustrator. During a stint in the film industry, Sam learned about sculptural work. Sam’s work can be found in various public and private collections in Australia and internationally.