He has been supporting the Sterntalerhof children's hospice in Loipersdorf-Kitzladen for over 20 years, and he has been a volunteer on the board for ten years organize a charity evening.
In the past few years, he has already managed to hold a top-class charity event with great success. "When designing the program, I always try to put together a diverse range of high-quality performances of a wide variety of art genres," reports Konvicka. The individual acts usually have a duration of about 20 minutes.
Much Purkersdorfer participation
In addition to the Tullnerbach tenor Wolfgang Gratschmaier, who moderates the program, Gerold Rudle from Purkersdorf has been there from the very beginning, presenting cabaret at his best.
The performance will be introduced by Kirill Kourlaev, until recently the principal dancer of the Vienna State Opera, who will open the performance with a children's ballet. Actress Barbara Wussow will read from letters by Erich Kästner, Friedrich Nietzsche and Eugen Roth on the subject of “The Colors of Love”.
The young musical actresses Agneta Hanappi, Caroline Zins and Lena Weiss, accompanied on the piano by Birgit Zach, will take the audience on a journey full of love, revolt and with a lot of humor through operettas and musicals to Austropop. The Strottern, interpreters of the new Wienerlied, form the main act.
While the benefit performance five years ago was also held as a memorial event for Konvicka's Pressbaumer neighbor Wilfried Scheutz, this year it is dedicated "to my dear friend Frank Hoffmann, who was always there from the start," Konvicka recalls the multiple award-winning actor who died in June and director of the Güssinger cultural summer, who lived in the Pfalzau.
Hoffmann also always felt connected to the Sterntalerhof, a recognized and unique facility for seriously and chronically ill children and young people and their families. Its operation is maintained exclusively by donations from the private company.
The benefit event will take place on September 14th at 7 p.m. in the ORF-Radiokulturhaus, Argentinierstr. 30a, large broadcasting hall. Admission 35 euros, tickets below www.sterntalerhof.at or 0664/214 03 98.