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MONDAY, MAR 17 2014, 07:30 PM

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** Please note that the date for this event has been changed. The new date is MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014. **

Wienerlieder, the witty, boisterous and oftentimes melancholic Viennese chansons made famous by the likes of Herrmann Leopoldi, Helmut Qualtinger, and Gerhard Bronner, receive an update with this evening headlined by Austrian singer and former member of the award winning electronic duo Saint Privat, Valerie Sajdik and multifaceted pianist Clemens Wenger.

This concert is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum’s series of events within the framework of Carnegie Hall's Vienna: City of Dreams(carnegiehall.org/vienna) festival.


Valerie Sajdik, voice
Clemens Wenger, piano

Austrian singer Valerie Sajdik achieved her first chart successes with the girl band C-bra and her duo formation Saint Privat, which was very successful in the mid-2000s. She has since released three solo albums and frequently tours internationally. In 2010, she was invited to perform at the Vancouver Cultural Olympiads (Francophone Side) and on CBC Radio-Canada. She toured with Jools Holland in 2011, and together they recorded Wohin die Liebe fällt/Wheel of fortune, written by Holland as a homage to Edith Piaf. Valerie's third solo album Les Nuits Blanches provides the soundtrack to her sleepless “White Nights” featuring jazz chansons in various languages - French, English, German, and Russian. Valerie is also an accomplished stage and musical actress.

> More information: valeriesajdik.com

The Austrian composer, keyboard player, pianist, and producer,
Clemens Wenger, lives and works in Vienna. With a broad range of musical interests and skepticism with respect to categorizations, Wenger is involved in diverse projects, from pop music to electro-acoustic sound design, from improvised & jazz to music for theatre and compositions for film & media. Wenger studied jazz piano, jazz theory and composition at the Conservatory of Vienna, allthewhile performing as a pianist in Vienna's jazz venues. In 2004, he founded the artists’ collective JazzWerkstatt Wien, and began organizing festivals featuring young improvisors and composers. In recent years, he has been focusing on composition and electro-acoustic music, and has become involved in a MAS program “Music for Film&Media”.

> More information: clemenswenger.com


This event is part of the Austrian Cultural Forum's Vienna Complex Festival 2014. The ACFNY is partnering with New York’s Carnegie Hall to present the large-scale Vienna: City of Dreams festival in Spring 2014. The Austrian Cultural Forum opens the mind and senses to Vienna today. Building upon the vast artistic, intellectual, and cultural legacies of Vienna in 1900, the ACFNY explores the vibrant creative fabric of the ‘city of dreams’ in the 21st century with a festival of contemporary music, a symposium, a film series, and a major visual art exhibition titled “Vienna Complex.”

> More information: acfny.org/viennacomplex