Concert + Presentation Spider Saloff and Bradley Williams: Words and Music - Kurt Weill

Bradley Williams Spider Saloff (c) Bradley Williams, Spider Saloff

Thu, 01/09/2020

Goethe-Institut Chicago

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 200
Chicago, lL 60601

followed by a presentation by Noah Zeldin, Brecht and Weill: Artistic Collaboration in the Weimar Era

Saloff and Williams have been heard world-wide as the co-hosts of the radio series Words and Music.

The program includes:
"That Old Bilbao Moon" from "Happy End"
"Surabaya Johnny" from "Happy End"
"Alabama Song" from "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny"
"September Song" from "Knickerbocker Holiday"
"My Ship" from "Lady in the Dark"
"Lost in the Stars" from"Lost in the Stars"
"Mack the Knife" from "The Threepenny Opera"

Spider Saloff (c) Spider Saloff Spider Saloff has recently been featured at Ravinia. She has performed internationally with symphony orchestras or intimate jazz groups.  Saloff has worked directly with the Gershwin estate and is acclaimed as one of the great interpreters of the American Songbook.

Bradley Williams (c) Bradley Williams Bradley Williams is a performer, composer and Grammy-nominated arranger. Williams is a pianist and vocalist featured with multiple ensembles under his name and as a guest with many legendary musical figures.

Brecht and Weill: Artistic Collaboration in the Weimar Era
Although Bertolt Brecht collaborated with many composers over the course of his artistic career, his work with Kurt Weill stands out. Their songs and other works for the stage constitute what is undoubtedly some of the most memorable music of the Weimar Republic. A prime expression of interwar modernism, yet uniquely accessible and often playful, this music continues to be widely performed and discussed to this day.

Noah Zeldin (c) Chloe Lundgren Noah Zeldin is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Chicago. His dissertation focuses on the learning-pieces of dramatists Bertolt Brecht and Heiner Müller and composers Hanns Eisler and Cornelius Cardew.

In cooperation with German Language Society Chicago.