Bela Koreny, Stella Grigorian, Karl Markovics

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June 2024


On the 100th birthday of Charles Aznavour


Unforgettable - Charles Aznavour. A special occasion to celebrate his 100th birthday with the grand seigneur of the music scene, Bela Koreny, the international mezzo-soprano Stella Grigorian and the internationally acclaimed Austrian actor Karl Markovics.


French chansons have accompanied Stella and Bela for a lifetime. When they first met musically, it was immediately clear that they wanted to perform Charles Aznavour together. Now Karl Markovics is also taking part, he reads Jean Cocteau and also sings songs by Charles Aznavour.


Stella Grigorian is a top-class mezzo-soprano who has ventured into a different genre and has been met with great enthusiasm. Karl Markovics is known far beyond the borders of Austria. He is one of the superstars of the Austrian film scene. His role in Stefan Ruzowitzky's film "The Counterfeiters", which won "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 2008 Academy Awards, is certainly one of his greatest successes. Bela Koreny at the piano. He is known as one of the greats of the music scene, the most committed musician of good entertainment, who will lead you through the evening.


Aznavour's lyrics deal with love, transience and social criticism in a special way.

Program and cast

Bela Koreny: piano
Stella Grigorian: mezzosopran
Karl Markovics: text
Herwig Gradischnig: tenor saxophone
Aaron Wonesch: accordion
Hans Strasser: bass

PORGY & BESS Jazzclub

Porgy & Bess (actually, Jazz and Music Club Porgy & Bess ) is a jazz club in the Riemergasse 11 in the 1st district of Vienna. The club , founded in 1993 is considered " the most important jazz organizer and trendy meeting point " of the Austrian capital .

The program of Porgy & Bess speaks to a very large audience , about 70,000 guests a year ; is accordingly Jazz " understood very pluralistic ," and the program " even in fringe areas , such as electronic music , contemporary music and world music penetrated . " Many international artists , particularly from the U.S. space , see also Austrian musician here an opportunity to perform . The club also offers the stage for events, such as the award of the Austrian World Music Award.

Musicologist Christian Scheib According to the Porgy & Bess " at the same time essential for the development of the musical ( jazz ) reality of a City" and needs and uses ' plain commonplace as urban space music. " It creates itself " through artistic preferences, acoustic quality , capacity and real capacity, the necessary exclusion of other clubs. " Here, the different areas of the jazz clubs allow - the area in front of the stage with tables, upstairs gallery , a lateral area with a bar at counter - different intense concentration on the concert scene . For Jazzthetik Porgy & Bess is even a " traditional club . "

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