VIENNA MUSIC FILM FESTIVAL NY
MONDAY AUG 29, 07:00 PM
The Vienna Music Film Festival, the popular free outdoor film series that has toured numerous European and Asian cities highlighting the best in Austrian classic music performance, will make its North American debut on Monday, August 29, 2011 in New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Unfortunately, due to the incoming storms, the venue for this event has been changed. The screening will be held at:
THE TOBACCO WAREHOUSE
26 New Dock St., nr. Water St., Dumbo, Brooklyn
Presented by IMZ (International Music + Media Centre) and Czekaj Artistic Productions, the free film festival will screen a selection of classical music productions recorded at Austria’s and Europe´s most prestigious music venues, including the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Staatsoper and the Salzburg Festival’s Haus für Mozart, Waldbühne Berlin etc., and starring such opera and classical luminaries as Placido Domingo, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Sir Simon Rattle, Franz Welser-Möst, Anna Netrebko, Cecilia Bartoli, Renée Fleming, Diana Damrau, Jonas Kaufmann, Rolando Villazon, Lang Lang, and many others.
Building on the tremendous success of the open-air Music Film Festival that has taken place in Vienna’s City Hall Square every summer for the past 20 years (and in touring shows in Prague, Budapest, Bucharest, Warsaw, Zagreb, Belgrade, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, and Tokyo)—allowing some 700,000 visitors annually to enjoy the very best classical music and operatic performance totally free of charge—the Vienna Music Film Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park will allow New Yorkers the opportunity to experience Austria and Europe’s finest classical concert performances, with a view of the downtown Manhattan skyline as a backdrop!
The festival will open at 7pm, with the film beginning after sunset at 8:30pm. Austrian gourmet food vendors will also be on hand throughout the evening to give visitors a sample of the very best of Viennese cuisine.
SPECIAL PRIZE DRAWING: A TRIP TO VIENNA
And in cooperation with the Vienna Tourist Board, the Vienna Music Film Festival will offer a special prize drawing to win a six-night trip for two to Vienna.
To enter, please visit www.imz.at before August 28, 2011 to answer a trivia question about Vienna. The winner must attend the Brooklyn Bridge Park drawing to win.
This event is presented by IMZ – International Music + Media Centre, and Czekaj Artistic Productions, in cooperation with sono artists consulting, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Consulate-General of Austria in New York, City of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Austrian Tourist Board, Vienna Tourist Board, and with media partners THIRTEEN / WNET and WQXR.
The Tobacco Warehouse
26 New Dock St. nr. Water St.