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CSO Presents: Weill - From Berlin to Broadway

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
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In partnership with Eliot Sinclair.

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".

Check out the taster playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/22duczbmtlvytswgnryeyoffa/playlist/6c2vNuPpLRnxhSveBN2Wnw