Music for the People – Kurt Weill
12 May 2018
Dive into the decadent and darkly humorous world of Kurt Weill, spanning the 1920s to the 1940s, from the glitz of Germany’s Weimar Republic to the glittering lights of Broadway. Having risen to fame in his home country in the 1920s, and forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1933 for the United States, Weill reinvented his style and incorporated American elements, writing music that supported the American war effort. He also wrote a number of musicals, including Threepenny Opera, Street Scene and Mahagonny.
Conductor Luke Di Somma returns to lead the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and talented stage stars Amelia Berry, Phoebe Hurst and Kristian Lavercombe in a showcase of Weill’s most famous works, including Mack the Knife and Pirate Jenny, as well as the flurry of songs that were inspired by him, like Cabaret and The Cradle Will Rock.
LUKE DI SOMMA Conductor
AMELIA BERRY PHOEBE HURST
Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.
Box Office Opens: 60 mins prior to show
Doors Open: 60 mins prior to show