Kurt Weill: Berlin, Paris, New York
part of season: 2012-2013 Classics Season
Saturday 8:00 pm January 12, 2013
Sunday 2:30 pm January 13, 2013
Great numbers of artists left Europe for America in the 1930s and 40s, and the move transformed both them and their new home. Kurt Weill was one of these, and his music mirrored his journey. In this concert / cabaret, we hear first 1920’s Berlin (Three Penny Opera, with its immortal ‘Mack the Knife’); then Paris (Seven Deadly Sins, part opera, part theater); and finally New York, where Weill helped shape the music of Broadway. Lisa Vroman, ‘a musical and theatrical marvel,’ (S.F. Chronicle) joins the orchestra in Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and in unforgettable Broadway melodies from ‘My Ship’ to ‘Lost in the Stars.’ Lisa is joined by Josheph Meyers, tenor; Adam Flowers, tenor; Jordan Shanahan, baritone; Kirk Eichelberger, bass.