Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends
June 7, 2016
“I have never acknowledged the difference between serious music and light music. There is only good music and bad music.” ― Kurt Weill
Gritty, politically charged, and psychologically fraught, the music of Kurt Weill remains as potent and sharp as when it was written over 60 years ago. Kurt Weill on Broadway explores the canon of the German composer’s extensive output, including Broadway favorite Threepenny Opera, which has been revived every decade since its premiere, Lady in the Dark, Street Scene, One Touch of Venus, among others. Weill’s music represents the finest intersection of the classical and pop worlds. Come hear the music that has influenced generations of composers sung by some of the finest singers in New York, including Broadway veteran and Feinstein’s/54 Below favorite, Mary Testa.
Presented by Light Opera of New York and Eric Sweeney.
Maria Failla (Lotte Lenya finalist)
Gillian Hassert (LOONY: American Songbook Concert)
Jacob Keith Watson (Broadway: Violet; Nat’l Tour: Chicago)
Michael Maliakel (2015 Gold Medal winner at the American Traditions Competition; 2015 Third Prize winner Lotte Lenya Competition.)
Musical Direction by Matthew Stephens.