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Social Events

Social events shedule

Mon, Sept. 5 Cocktail Reception at the Town Hall of Vienna
Tue, Sept. 6 Free Evening / Culture Lounges (20 € extra):
  • Jazz lounge featuring the Benny Sharoni Quartet (Info PDF), Van Swieten Hall, Medical University Vienna or
  • Classical lounge featuring the "Varietas ensemble" in the Josefinum, Medical University Vienna. The classic lounge is completely booked! Addition to a waiting list is still possible.
  • Electronic lounge featuring Martin Pieper, FM4 in the Narrenturm*, Museum of Natural History
    * The 4th floor of the Narrenturm can only be reached by stairs.
Wed, Sept. 7 Free Evening
Thu, Sept. 8 Conference Dinner at the Vienna Heurigen Restaurant Fuhrgassl-Huber (35 € extra)

All social events are optional. Registration for all social events can be made in the payment section (login required), which will also allow you to specify an accompanying person for the social events and your dietary requirements.

All "Culture Lounges" include a common buffet and drinks at the Van Swieten Saal before the lounges for a price of 20 €. The Conference Dinner at the Vienna Heurigen Restaurant Fuhrgassl-Huber costs 35 €, while the Cocktail Reception at the Town Hall of Vienna is free of extra costs.

Timetable for all lounges:

Welcome drinks and snacks for all lounges at the Van Swieten Saal: 6:30 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
Start of individual lounge programs: 8:00 p.m.

Jazz Lounge: The Benny Sharoni Quartet

The program for all attendees of the Jazz Lounge starts after the welcome drink and buffet at 8 p.m. There will be a short break and the program will end at around 10 p.m. After the end of the show, all participants are invited to have a night cap in the yard of the Van Swieten Hall until midnight.

Tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni is a bandleader, composer and arranger who is a mainstay in the U.S. and European jazz scene. Born in Israel, Sharoni studied under Charlie Banacos, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, starting his brilliant career in the United States. Fusing together classic bop influences, Sharoni flavors his music with Latin rhythms and an energetic drive that delights audiences worldwide. For more information please download the Information PDF.

Classical Lounge: The "Varietas Ensemble"

The program for all attendees of the Classical Lounge starts after the welcome drink and buffet at 8 p.m. in the Josephinum.

Here, there will be three consecutive tours through three important parts of the exhibitions: the world-renowned wax models (it was the former academy for the instruction of medical students), the collection of old medical books (e.g., an original book by Vesalius) and the current exhibition "De oculis" (a collection of ophthalmological instrumentation and beyond). The concert starts around 9 p.m. and lasts for about one hour. After the end of the concert, all participants are invited to have a night cap in the yard of the Van Swieten Hall until midnight.

For more information on the Josephinum: http://www.josephinum.ac.at/collections/?L=1

The program for the classic lounge is String quartet KV 157 from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Schuberts string quartet Nr.13 "Rosamunde" op.2. Both will be performed by the "Varietas Ensemble".

The "Varietas ensemble", consisting of Daniela Preimesberger, Marina Bkhiyan, Marta Potulska and
Christophe Pantillohas has performed on many different occasions and configurations. From string trios up to string septets the ensemble has performed at locations such as the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg and the Kurhauskapelle at Stephansplatz, Vienna. In April 2016, the "Varietas ensemble" were appointed as lecturers at the Salzburg Orchestra Academy. For more information please download the Information PDF.

Electronic Lounge: Martin Pieper, FM4

The Narrenturm (Fool's Tower; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narrenturm_(hospital)) is Europe's oldest building for the accommodation of mentally ill patients. Built in 1784, it is now home to the Federal Pathologic-Anatomical Museum Vienna. The museum owns a fascinating yet gruesome collection of over 4000 specimens of physical abnormalities and deformities.

Guests of the Electronic Lounge will be offered guided tours through the museum starting between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Thereafter, there will be a reception at the fourth floor of the Narrenturm offering drinks and music by Martin Pieper until midnight.

Martin Pieper is a renowned Viennese DJ and long-year editor and radio host at FM4, Austria's leading radio station for alternative and electronic music.

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