Community and Cultural Events

Bakken Trio and Friends, February 5, 2015
The Bakken Trio and Friends play Schoenberg's "Verklärte Nacht" (Transfigured Night) in a concert sponsored by CAS and the Institute for Advanced Study, February 5, 2015. Photo: Daniel Pinkerton.

Since its inception, the Center for Austrian Studies (CAS) has organized events designed to attract an audience from the wider community outside the university. CAS reaches out to the larger Twin Cities community by creating events that appeal to a general audience. Concerts, film screenings, talks by scholars, and other events are held both on and off campus. One of the first events sponsored in 1977–78 included chamber musicians playing Austrian classical music. Throughout the years, the Center has provided the community with a wide-ranging array of cultural events, lectures, symposia, and workshops—often in collaboration with other institutions.