Past Community Events

The room fills as the Bakken Trio and Friends prepare for a CAS-sponsored concert.
The room fills as the Bakken Trio and Friends prepare for a CAS-sponsored concert.
2015–2016

September 13, 2015. Dr. Lisa Peschel, theatre history. "Translating Terezín," a short talk followed by a question and answer period immediately following a performance of "Why We Laugh."

October 13, 2015. “As If (Als Ob)” scholarly roundtable discussion with artist Daniel Blaufuks.

October 15, 2015. “As If (Als Ob)” Theresienstadt film screening and coffee with the artist.

2014–2015

September 11, 2014. Sabine Haag, executive director, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. “Magic Radiance and Imperial Splendor: Masterpieces of the Kunstkammer Vienna.” Presented at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Sponsored by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

January 26, 2015. Bearing Witness 70 Years After the Liberation of Auschwitz: Featuring Artist Felix de la Concha's "Portraits and Conversations with Survivors of the Shoah" A multi-media art project that delves into the act of bearing witness. Sponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Cosponsored by the Center for Austrian Studies, et al.

February 5, 2015. The Bakken Trio and Friends. A performance of Arnold Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht(Transfigured Night), introduced by Prof. Michael Cherlin, UMN School of Music.  Discussion led by Michael Cherlin. Cosponsored by the Institute for Advanced Study.

February 20, 2015. Schubertiade, featuring music of Franz Schubert, Johann Albrechtsberger and Johannes Brahms, by members of The Schubert Trio and Friends: Daria Adams (violin), Johanna Torbenson (viola), Thomas Rosenberg (cello), and Daniel Rieppel (piano and host). Art Gallery of the James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Avenue, St. Paul.

2013–2014

April 3, 2014. Lecture and performance. Lisa Peschel, theatre history, University of York, UK; Ryan Lindberg & Emily Zimmer, actor/singers; Peter Vitale, piano/accordion. “Laughter in the Dark: Newly Discovered Songs and Sketches from the Terezín/Theresienstadt Ghetto, 1941–44.”

2012–2013

October 22, 2012. Film. Mein bester Feind (My Best Enemy). Directed by Wolfgang Murnberger (Austria, 2011).

December 6, 2012. Annual Nikolaus Day party.

April 3, 2013. Film screening. The Future's Past, a documentary by Susan Brandstätter. Director was present. Cosponsored by the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Cosortium for the Study of the Asias.

2011–2012

October 26, 2011. Film night. Lourdes, a film directed by Jessica Hausner. Received the 2009 Vienna International Film Festival’s Vienna Film Prize for best film. Discussion led by Verena Mund, Film Studies coordinator, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature.

April 11, 2012. Reading. JM Stim, Austrian journalist. Hier ist Berlin.

March 12, 2012. Film screening. About a Village/Children of the High Woods (USA 2012). A documentary by John Swanson. Director was present. Cosponsored by the European Studies Consortium, the Institute for Global Studies, and the Immigration Research History Center. 

May 1, 2012. Film. Der Räuber (The Robber), 2010, directed by Benjamin Heisenberg. Reggie Phoenix, an instructor at The Guthrie and Metropolitan State, will lead a post film discussion.

2010–2011

October 4, 2010. Movie screening. Lonnie Johnson, Chair of the Austrian-American Educational Commission, William E. Wright Founding Director of the Center for Austrian Studies; Fulbright student and scholar in Austria: Fulbright at Sixty: The Austrian-American Fulbright Program, 1950-2010. Sponsored by the Austrian Consulate General, New York; Austrian Cultural Forum, New York; Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.; Austrian Press and Information Service, Washington, D.C.; Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.; Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C.; Institute of International Education, New York; Office of Science and Technology, Washington, D.C.

October 6, 2010. Movie. Revanche. Discussion led by J. Eric Nelson, Modern and Postmodern Literature, St. Olaf College.

October 21, 2010. Panel discussion.

October 22–30, 2010. Play. Undiscovered Country by Arthur Schnitzler, adapted by Tom Stoppard, directed by John Miller-Stephany. Presented by the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program senior class.

October 26, 2011. Film night. Lourdes, a film directed by Jessica Hausner. Received the 2009 Vienna International Film Festival’s Vienna Film Prize for best film. Discussion led by Verena Mund, Film Studies Coordinator, Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature.

November 8, 2010. Performance poetry workshop. Oxchil Schütz, award-winning German performance poet.

November 9, 2010. Oxchil Schütz: "Poetry Slam, Slam Poetry and the Life of a Poet in Germany." Presented in partnership with the Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch.

March 29, 2011. Film screening. Karl Pfeifer, freelance Austrian journalist: Somehow in Between: The Life of the Journalist Karl Pfeifer. Cosponsored with the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

April 20, 2011. Film. The White Ribbon. Discussion led by J. Eric Nelson, Modern and Postmodern Literature, St. Olaf College (emeritus).

2009–2010

February 19, 2010. Recital. Wolfgang David, Violin; Wolfgang Panhofer, violoncello, David Gompper, piano. A Recital of Austrian and American Music. Cosponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum, New York and the University of Minnesota School of Music.

2008–2009

October 12, 2008. Sunday series. A concert by the Voices of Vienna. Germanic-American Institute, St. Paul.

February 1, 2009. Sunday series. Marjorie Bingham, educator and consultant. “Women and the Warsaw Ghetto: A Moment to Decide.”

February 7, 2009. Recital. Florian Kitt, cello, and Rita Medjimorec, piano, University of Music & Dramatic Arts, Graz, Austria. Cosponsored with the School of Music.

February 19, 2009. Recital. Wolfgang David, violin; Wolfgang Panhofer, violoncello, David Gompper, piano. A Recital of Austrian and American music. Cosponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum, New York and the University of Minnesota School of Music.

April 5, 2009. Sunday series. Gloria Kaiser, author, Graz, Austria: “Dona Leopoldina's 1817 Expedition from Austria to Brazil as Portrayed in the Art of Thomas Ender.”

2006–2007

April 15, 2007. Event. Linda Andrean, CAS, and the Voices of Vienna, directed by Kathryn Keefer. "Juana of Castile." Presented at the Women's Club of Minneapolis.

2005–2006

March 22–24, 2005. The Essential Cinema of Peter Kubelka: A festival of the work of Austrian film maker Peter Kubelka, including screenings and discussions with the film maker. Cosponsored with the Department of Cultural Studies & Comparative Literature.

September 8, 2005. Concert. Wolfgang David, Austrian violinist accompanied by David Gompper, University of Iowa.

October 23, 2005. Event. Dr. Robert Fisch and the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Orchestra. "Dear Dr. Fisch." A program of readings and music centered around children's responses to Dr. Fisch's Holocaust experiences and insights into the Holocaust, presented at the Ted Mann Concert Hall.

January 28, 2006. Concert. Risa Schuchter, violin; Naomi Karstad, soprano; and Daniel Rieppel, pianist. "A Schubertiade." Presented at the Germanic-American Institute. Cosponsored by the Germanic-American Institute.

March 26, 2006. Lieder recital. Mike Schmidt, baritone, winner, "Voices of Vienna" Scholarship. Accompanied by Susan Heiserman, piano.

April 13, 2006. Reading. Josef Haslinger, Austrian essayist and novelist. "Migratory Birds": A reading from his new collection of short stories.

April 29, 2006. Dinner and presentation. "Austrian Art and Eco-preneurship: An Evening with Horst Rechelbacher." Music, dinner, and a presentation by Horst held at Intelligent Nutrients in Minneapolis.