Celebrating Charles Kálmán’s 85th Birthday

Operetta Research Center
23 November, 2014

In Vienna, a grand musical birthday celebration will be held in December. The “birthday boy” is Charles Kalman, oldest son of Emmerich Kalman. He studied music in the USA while his family lived in New York, later also in France, he scored early successes in the 1950s operetta scene in Germany, completed Arizona Lady for the world-premiere in 1954 and later wrote many chansons and musical comedies. The Conservatory of Vienna will dedicate three concerts to Charles Kalman, who will be present at all events and perform himself too.

Charles Kálmán with his friend Prof. Wolfgang Dosch. (Photo: private)

Charles Kálmán with his friend Prof. Wolfgang Dosch. (Photo: private)

The man behind this special celebration is Wolfgang Dosch. He has been a close friend of Charles Kalman for years, has premiered many of Kalman’s works and has now persuaded his students at the conservatory to try this repertoire – and thus present it, on a larger scale, to Austrian audiences.

The three concerts are on December 15, 16 and 21, 2014.

CHARLES KALMAN 85 – Weltbürger mit Wiener Herz live im KONS
Monday, 15 December, 18h, Konservatorium Wien
Lehrgang Klass. Operette, under the direction of Wolfgang Dosch; Liane Zaharia, Choreography; Klara Torbov, László Kövi, Igor Horvat, Roberto Secilla, piano; Alvaro Panchi, violin; Aleksandra Suklar, percussion.
Vocal- and instrumental works by Charles Kalman

Konservatorium, 1010, Johannesgasse 4. Karten: 512 77 47 89328; kassa@konswien.at.

Tuesday,16 December, 19.30h
Adolf Loos-Zimmer, Musiksammlung der Wienbibliothek. 1., Bartensteingasse 9
With Charles Kalman, Dr. Thomas Aigner, Topsy Küppers, Wolfgang Dosch; Lehrgang Klass. Operette/KONSuni, Wien;  Klara Torbov, Harumichi Fujiwara, Klavier
Free Entry. Phone: 4000-84950


Sunday, 21 December 2014, 15.30h,  Großer Ehrbarsaal, Mühlgasse 30, 1040 Wien
Conductor: Gabriel Patocs. Special guest: Charles Kalman
Music by Charles Kalman, Franz Lehár, Bruno Granichstaedten, Oscar Straus
Tickets: all ÖTICKET sales points, oeticket.com ; evening box office; phone 06763340569