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«Österreichisch-Amerikanische Gesellschaft Boston»
Founded in Boston in 1944 and incorporated in 1970, the non-profit Austro-American Association was established to further the interest in Austria and Austrian culture and promote Austrian-American friendship. Austrian and American members participate in a wide variety of social and cultural programs.
In recent years, events such as lectures, concerts, holiday celebrations, boat cruises, Stammtische1 and Heurige were frequently accompanied by fine Austrian cuisine.
A Scholarship Fund provides grants to scholars and artists in support of projects related to Austrian culture. (more history)

1Table reserved for regulars; A monthly A-AA gathering with German conversation

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Sunday, January 03, 2016
Performance on January 3, 2:30PM at Symphony Hall Boston!
Celebrate with the ageless beauty of uplifting Viennese music at Boston's glorious New Year's Concert. Strauss waltzes and sweeping melodies from operettas including Die Fledermaus and Merry Widow will be performed by hand-picked European singers and full orchestra.
Beautifully costumed ballet and ballroom dancers will present romantic vignettes, whisking you off to a place of nostalgia and pleasure at the threshold of 2016. Fall in love with the Blue Danube Waltz for the first time or all over again. Make Salute to Vienna your New Year's tradition!
Tickets and more information

Friday, September 18, 2015
Austrian Researcher Wins Ig® Nobel Prize
Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer were awarded with the Ig Nobel Price for Mathematics for trying to use mathematical techniques to determine whether and how Moulay Ismael the bloodthirsty, the Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, managed, during the years from 1697 through 1727, to father 888 children. The 2015 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, September 17th, 2015 at the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre. See

Friday, May 01, 2015
Viennese Coffee House Concert
The Walden Chamber Players will present a Viennese Coffee House Concert on Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m. at the Andover-Newton Theological School, Wilson Chapel, (234 Herrick Rd., Newton Centre). Inspired by the unique environment of a bygone era, the program will include music by some of the foremost Viennese composers of the day, interspersed with readings from correspondence by Gustav Klimt, Alma Mahler, Schoenberg, Egon Schiele and Alexander Zemlinsky, among others, and concluding with a reception with Viennese coffee and pastries.
Tickets $10 - $20, free for children 12 and under.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
An evening of Austrian Music — from and about Austria
Dear members,
We received a flyer from an Austrian group performing at the Village Church, in Nahant on 27 Cliff Street. It should be a very pleasant evening performance.
Traude Acker

Saturday, June 21, 2014
The Austro-American Association of Boston celebrates its 70th Anniversary
The 70th jubilee was celebrated on June 21 at MIT Endicott House in Dedham, Mass. The Association was founded in 1944 with a main purpose to help Austrian immigrants to settle here in the Boston area. The A-AA, through its 70 years existence, has continued to provide cultural and social events for its many members and friends, and sponsors scholarship research programs on Austrian related projects.

The festivities started with cocktails on the magnificent terrace with its historic park in the MIT complex. Guests of honor included the Austrian Consul General, Ambassador Dr. Georg Heindl with his family, Mrs. Juliana Belcsak, National Chair of the Austrian-American Councils, and Mr. Roland Pirker, president of the Austrian Canadian Council with his wife, Burgie. Musical delights were interpreted by Josef Porteleki and Dr. Emilian Badea and during dinner with a string quartet playing a beautiful selection of classical pieces. With 15 years in office, Mrs. Acker is the longest-serving president in the history of the association. The A-AA is also one of the oldest organizations of its kind in the USA.

Visit the Photo Gallery (Thanks to Roland Pirker for tirelessly taking pictures throughout the evening)

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
The Austro-American Association of Boston Scholarship Program
The Austro-American Asociation offers a scholarship award to qualified canditates whose studies are focued on Austrian culture. This year, due to a generous contribution by one of our members, we are pleased to be able to grant an award of $ 3,000. The selected recipient will make a presentation regarding an Austrian subject connected to their field of studies.
In the past, we have had wonderful, talented recipients who have gained international recognition in the advancement of their careers. We look forward to helping other young students working on Austrian cultural subjects and to the benefit they gain from their association with Austria's rich cultural heritage.
For more information regarding our scholarship award program, please visit the scholarship page on our website.

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