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Mosaïque – concerts with a twist

Mosaïque is an innovative concert series created by pianists Deirdre Brenner and Chanda VanderHart in 2013. Concerts take place at BRICK-5, a beautiful, lofted space that was originally a pea-shucking factory in Vienna’s 15th district.

Each Mosaïque concert combines classical art song with at least one additional artistic element such as dance, chamber music, folk music, jazz, declamation, visual art, or fashion. This cross-pollination of artistic forms and genres allows international performers to explore new ideas, repertoire and relationships while bridging stylistic divides.

The fusion of song with other art forms in an alternative setting appeals to an exceptionally broad audience. The relaxed atmosphere of the venue lends itself to a certain intimacy between artist and audience, where performers often share personal insights about their music and art. To further heighten their allure, each concert revolves around a unique theme, and many contain elements of surprise and humor.

Threesomes, Foursomes & Moresomes

Jerica Steklasa, Soprano – Verena Gunz, Mezzo-soprano – Martin Mairinger, Tenor – Bryan Benner, Baritone – Rusanda Panfili, Violin – Gabriel Hopfmüller, Cello – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Raphael von Bargen, Actor – Trio Lepschi

Morgenland

Çigdem Soyarslan, Soprano – Samuel Colombet, Dancer – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Mahan Mirarab, Guitar – Alper Yakin, Guitar – Iordanis Foutsitzoglou, Oud – Hadi Nabavi, Clarinet – Habib Samandi, Percussion – Cansu Kaykaç, Illustrator – Emil Raoul Kohlmayr, Storyteller

América del Sur

Cristina Pasaroiu, Soprano – Celia Sotomayor, Mezzo – Heike Schuch, Cello – Ronen Nissan, Guitar – Antoinette Van Zabner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Vienna Tango Quintet featuring Paula Barenbuem

Circus

Christina Parson, Soprano – Sara Jacobi, Soprano – Günter Haumer, Baritone – Sonja Schebeck, Violin & Fire – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano

Bryan Benner, Ringmaster – Thomas Toppler, Clown – Fausto Tenorio, Hand Balancer – Martina Aichhorn, Aerialist – Friederike Ebinger, Aerialist – Mika Nagl, Aerialist – Marina Petkov, Dancer – Nele Neugebauer, Dancer – Michael Postmann, Dancer

Light, Love & Fashion

Julia Koci, Soprano – Eric Stokloßa, Tenor – Rusanda Panfili, Violin – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Tiberius, Fashion

L’Invitation au Voyage

Jolene McCleland, Mezzo – Klemens Sander, Baritone – Ulrike Anton, Flute – Jan Ryska, Cello – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Joey Davis, Exhibit [ Galerie artmoments ]

Love, Loss & Longing

Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Soprano – Huub Claessens, Baritone / Saxophone – Thomas Stempkowski, Bass – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano

Volkslieder | Folk Music

Frederikke Kampmann, Soprano – Bryan Benner, Baritone – Louisse Chisson, Violin – Mara Kronick, Cello – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – The Erlkings, Band

Winter Wonderland

Jennifer Davison, Soprano – Juliette de Banes Gardonne, Mezzo – Benjamin Marquise Gilmore, Violin / Viola – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Performing Center Austria Choir

Storytelling

Rebecca Nelson, Soprano – Markus Werba, Baritone – Deirdre Brenner, Piano – Chanda VanderHart, Piano – Sven Kaschte, Actor

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How do you like that Wiener Blut? Eig'ner Saft, voller Kraft, voller Glut? Huge thanks to Trio KlaViS, Mara Mastalir and Paul Schweinester for a fantastic concert and to Wiener Blut Vienna for making the whole evening so very aromatic. And an extra big thanks to Andrej Grilc for these photos! ... See MoreSee Less

How do you like that Wiener Blut? Eig'ner Saft, voller Kraft, voller Glut? Huge thanks to @[552378584840555:274:Trio KlaViS], @[701957188:2048:Mara Mastalir] and @[1173531287:2048:Paul Schweinester] f...

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Sneak peek! Tenor Paul Schweinester sings Schubert and Krenek at Wiener Blut tomorrow night a few weeks ahead of his premiere of "Elegie für junge Liebende" at Theater an der Wien. Come check him out, up close and personal! ... See MoreSee Less

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Volksoper starlet Mara Mastalir returns to Mosaïque next week to sing some Mahler as well as a few of Schoenberg's saucy cabaret songs. Tickets for Wiener Blut on sale here so book 'em soon!

www.mosaique.eu.com/upcoming/

Photo | Dina Lee
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"Orient trifft Okzident" last Sunday in Langenlois. It was so great to present this program again, especially in a place with such wonderful wine... Here are a few more shots from the event:

www.langenlois.at/rathaus/aktuelles/langenlois-ist-treffpunkt-von-orient-und-okzident.html
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Ever wondered how people in 19th century Vienna smelled? Well, you're in luck. This Tuesday night alongside our concert we present Wiener Blut Vienna, the intriguing perfumerie making modern scents based on old formulas from that time period.

Come early and take a whiff! Or try some on in the interval. Who knows what might happen....

Tickets for the event on sale here:
www.mosaique.eu.com/upcoming/
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Chanda VanderHart – pianist, chamber musician, art song accompanist, vocal coach.

In 2015, Chanda celebrates 15 years living in Vienna, Austria, the music capital of Europe where she has been acquiring a solid musical education, worked with world-class musicians and singers and developed exciting music related projects.

 

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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