Musik & Theater

MuTh Lab #6 Thomas Toppler, Foto: Stephan Polzer

MuTh Lab #6 /Session 3
with the Chaos String Quartet and Thomas Toppler

* abgespielt

Let’s Play
Playing, as an activity in its own right, is a real problem for many adults. We are not so keen on playing: we want to understand the serious purpose behind an exercise, or a study, or a piece. In the process, we forget that playfulness lies at the centre of our creativity. Playfulness gives us room to be inquisitive, to take risks, and to look at the notes on the page from a fresh perspective, unshackled by convention.

In ensemble playing, attention is normally focused on the instrument. In this MuTh Lab Session, Thomas Toppler, with the Chaos String Quartet, will use techniques borrowed from the theatre to demonstrate how to achieve closer collaboration when playing in a chamber ensemble setting, and the possibilities for uncovering new vistas in playing music together.

While the theatre is closed, the MuTh Lab offers musicians a test platform to develop their music and to try out new concert formats. Though our live-streaming service, you can drop in on rehearsals and see groups from every musical genre playing on the MuTh stage.

  1. February 2021

  2. March 2021

    Shabbat Shalom
    Sabbath tales and songs / Timna Brauer in the MuTh

    • Timna Brauer

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 3
    The Vienna Boys' Choir in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh
  3. April 2021

    Tales from Leopoldstadt
    A musical stroll / Host: Christoph Wagner-Trenkwitz

    • G’mischter Satz

    Mozart in my hands IX
    The Vienna Young Philharmonic team up with international performers to present Mozart’s Piano Concertos

    • Mozart in my hands

    Schubert Lieder: old meets new
    The Erlkings in the MuTh

    • The Erlkings

    Jimmy’s Soloists play Beethoven
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier

    The Steudes — a family concert
    Works written for up to four violins

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1
  4. May 2021

    Europe united
    Spotlight on the violin 2/ Johannes Fleischmann & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 2

    Singin‘ in the MuTh 4
    Singin‘ in the MuTh

    • Singin´ in the MuTh

    Soundscapes no. 3
    Symphonic masterpieces in Piano Trio form / TrioVanBeethoven in the MuTh

    • TrioVanBeethoven

    Masterpieces for clarinet and bassoon
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Daniel Ottensamer in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette

    Butcaru & Steude
    Works by Bartók, Enescu, Szymanovski and Brahms

    • Im Zentrum die Geige 1

    Passion and courage
    Spotlight on the clarinet / Matthias Schorn in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum die Klarinette
  5. June 2021

    Piano virtuosos – duos for four hands
    Spotlight on the piano / Jimmy Chiang & Friends in the MuTh

    • Im Zentrum das Klavier

    String quintets!
    Franz Bartolomey and his musical companions play Mozart and Dvorák

    • Bartolomeys