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America in Weimar: On The Margins

Carnegie Hall
Mar 12 | Tue |
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Through music spanning the 1920s to today, the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) explores the United States’ influence on the Weimar Republic, and, conversely, aspects of the Weimar legacy that resonate now in American culture. ACO performs Antheil’s Jazz Symphony, one of the first significant classical pieces influenced by jazz; short works by Duke Ellington, which caused a sensation during Sam Wooding and the Chocolate Kiddies’ 1925 tour of Berlin and Hamburg; and “Pirate Jenny” from Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera, with lyrics by Bertolt Brecht. New works include a world premiere by Tonia Ko, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall; a world premiere by John Glover and librettist Kelley Rourke, featuring mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams and accordionist Felipe Hostins; and the New York premiere of Clans from Jerod Impichcha̲achaaha' Tate’s Lowak Shoppalaʼ.

Venue: Carnegie Hall