Ambassador Wolfgang Waldner visited Los Angeles, CA on May 9th and 10th, 2016 on the occasion of a fundraising concert for the baroque orchestra "Musica Angelica." The Austrian conductor and composer Martin Haselböck has been serving as the orchestra's artistic director for years. In addition, Ambassador Waldner visited the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH), where he met LAMOTH's director, Samara Hutman, members of the Jewish community, as well as the Austrian Gedenkdiener (Holocaust Memorial Servant) Hannes Breitenlechner.
Ambassador Waldner enjoyed a guided tour of the museum by its former president Randy Schoenberg. In addition, the Ambassador had the opportunity to meet Austrian expats from the Los Angeles area during an evening reception at the residence of the Austrian Consul General in Los Angeles, Ulrike Ritzinger.