Davide Massa: What Makes a City a City?

We constantly hear talk about cities like Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris – and the list goes on and on – as dynamic national laboratories of happy innovation; it’s in cities where the best and the brightest fight to implement their visions of modernity and improve life for everyone else in the process.  But, just as often, we hear that cities are where crowds of superficial and inauthentic people flock to to run the “rat race” through metropolitan congestion, squalor, alienation, and, in Pandemic times, illness.  So, what makes a city a city?  Transportation and urban development specialist Davide Massa will come on our show to help us understand the unique problems city planners face – like parking lots, which, unnoticed by most of us, wreak havoc – and what some current solutions look like.  Get ready for a very special kind of tourism!

A programing note to our participants in the United States: this show will once again take place at the normal showtime, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Pacific Time.    

When: Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time  (1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time / 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Pacific Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

Dolora Zajick: A Mezzo in a Class by Herself 

(Photo credit: David Sauer)

We often hear about sopranos as being the prima donnas of the opera house.  But some of the most celebrated, challenging and complex roles in the repertoire are reserved for the mezzo-soprano: just think of Azucena in Verdi’s Il Trovatore.  Dolora Zajick’s storied career seems to make the point that mezzos don’t play second fiddle to any soprano, be it on or off stage.  Take, for example, her innovative work at the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, which she founded to provide current and future generations of “unusually and large”-voiced singers the unique support they need to flourish.  Come welcome Dolora to our show and hear for yourself how Azucena carries the finale

When: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022, from 19:00-20:00 Central European Time (US DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME EXCEPTIONAL SHOWTIME: 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time / 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

Amy Likar: Coming Alive Through Music and Movement   

Musicians and performance artists are very aware of an “inconvenient truth:” they are under constant pressure to repetitively “practice” on their instruments, yet equally under pressure to cease the repetition and let their bodies rest and recuperate from that very practice.  Imagine the quandary: if s/he doesn’t practice, s/he won’t perform at her best; yet, if s/he practices, s/he may strain her/himself and not be able to perform nor practice.  Sounds stress filled, doesn’t it?  Polymusician Dr. Amy Likar is here to offer several solutions that apply to all who want to perform at their best.  Come welcome Amy to our show and experience the thrill of living music and movement.

When: Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, from 19:00-20:05 Central European Time (US DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME EXCEPTIONAL SHOWTIME: 2:00-3:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time / 11:00 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Pacific Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live

Vienna Live at the XXIV. Central European Women Student Conference

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollege,

Ich bin geehrt, am XXIV. Mitteleuropäischen Studentinnentagung „Rebuild Together: The Strength of Human Relationships“ teilnehmen zu dürfen. Am 4. März um 20.15 werde ich ein Gastgespräch über die Vienna Live with Simeon Morrow Show geben, die während der Krisenzeit entstanden ist.

Die Einladung und alle Infos können hier gefunden werden.


Dear Colleagues,

I am honored to take part in the XXIV. Central European Women Student Conference “Rebuild Together: The Strength of Human Relationships.” On March 4th at 20:15 (Central European Time), I will give a Guest Talk about the crisis-era creation of the Vienna Live with Simeon Morrow show. 

The invitation and all information can be found here.



Liana Bérubé: A Violinist Raised by Wolves

Liana is an uncommon violinist not because she was raised by wolves, but because she doesn’t buy into the status system that makes the classical music world go round.  This virtuoso violinist makes her audience listen to her performance before indulging their curiosities about which conservatoire she studied at and, more importantly, which master violinist taught her to play.  Besides that, more than the violin itself, she cares about the violinist- that precious performer she considers to be far more moving than any Stradivarius.  To that end, she created The Practice Project to mentor instrumentalists and promote their success and the well-being that ultimately leads to it.  Come welcome Liana and her colleagues at the Delphi Trio to our show and learn what great musicianship is all about! 

When: Wednesday, March 9th, 2022, from 19:00-20:05 Central European Time (1:00-2:05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)

Where: on Zoom and Facebook Live