Austrian Weinfest, October 25, 2015

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Rudy Mueller
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Austrian Weinfest, October 25, 2015

Post by Rudy Mueller » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:31 am

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The Weinfest of Milwaukee's "Klub Österreich" was held at the Schwabenhoff on Sunday, October 25, 2015.

Among the performers were zitherists Kurt Eckroth, Ludwig Kalbrunner, and soprano Megan Kell. Their first set included the zither pieces "Die singende Zither", "Tiroler Holzacker Marsch", and "Theme fom the Third Man". The second set featured soprano Megan Kell, with "Wie mein Ahnl Zwanzig Jahr", Wenn der Toni mit der Vroni" and "Glocken der Heimat".

Other groups performing included the Milwaukee Blaskapelle directed by Andrew Hacker, soloists from Milwaukee's "Opera on Tap" group (selections from Schubert, Die Zauberflötte, several from Die Fledermaus, and Der Schauspieldirektor, and the Heimatabend String ensemble with "Geigerische Tanzmusik aus dem oberösterreichischen Strudengau, and four numbers from (and as a tribute to) Slavko Avsenik (1929 - 2015).

The "full hall" attendees had an afternoon of wonderful entertainment directed by program director Doug Scott.

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Re: Austrian Weinfest, October 25, 2015

Post by JeffJetton » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:18 pm

Looks like it was a blast!

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