December 2016


December Performances



Storm Large (photo credit: Laura Domela) and Leonard Slatkin (photo credit: David Duchon-Doris)
Fall Newsletter Now Available
2016 comes to a close with world-class performances of Weill and Blitzstein favorites all month long. To start things off, violinist Anthony Marwood performs the Violin Concerto with the Real Filharmonía de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on 1 December. Fresh off her concerts in London, Storm Large joins Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for two performances of The Seven Deadly Sins, 2–3 December. Tune in to the free live webcast on 3 December, available through DSOLive. Ute Lemper performs Weill songs at the Café Sabarsky in New York, 8–10 December. Zaubernacht, a family-friendly alternative to the seasonal favorite The Nutcracker, sees two more performances at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau, 11 & 18 December. Boston University presents Blitzstein’s The Cradle Will Rock, 14–18 December, highlighting the work’s enduring relevance in this turbulent political year. Ending the year on a high note, conductor HK Gruber and soprano Tora Augestad (2008 Lenya Competition prizewinner) put their Weill expertise to work performing Weill songs in a New Year’s Eve concert with the Bamberger Symphoniker.

To see the complete list of performances coming up this month, view the performance calendar.​


​The 2016 Fall Kurt Weill Newsletter is now available. The feature article wraps up the epoch-making run of The Threepenny Opera at London's National Theatre with a focus on Olivier- and Tony-winning dramatist Simon Stephens's new English adaptation, placing it in the context of other English-language renderings of the work. Other articles include a review of the latest volume of the Kurt Weill Edition, Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel, performance reviews, and a roundup of Weill news from around the world. Email us to subscribe or read it online.
Lotte Lenya Competition Deadline Reminder


And don’t forget: The deadline to apply for the 20th Annual Lotte Lenya Competition is 23 January 2017. Now is the time to plan your program and select repertoire. Not sure where to begin? Check out the Suggested Repertoire List and Tips for Contestants. An announcement of this year’s judges will be forthcoming early in the new year!
Upcoming Performances

Violin Concerto
Real Filharmonía de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela
Jaime Martín, conductor; Anthony Marwood, violin
1 December

The Seven Deadly Sins
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin, conductor; Storm Large, Anna I
3 December

Weill Songs - "The World According to Kurt Weill"
Urban Stages: Winter Rhythms, New York
Eric Sedgwick, music director
6 December

Weill Songs
Neue Galerie's Café Sabarsky, New York
Ute Lemper, vocals
–10 December

Mahagonny Songspiel
Ensemble Metropolis, Lucerne
Jiří Menzel, director; Beni Santora, conductor
10 December

Anhaltisches Theater Dessau 
Tomasz Kajdański, director; Sebastian Kennerknecht, conductor
11 & 18 December

The Cradle Will Rock (Blitzstein)
Boston University
Emily Ranii, director; Catherine Stornetta, conductor 
18 December

Weill Songs
Bamberger Symphoniker
HK Gruber, conductor; Tora Augestad, mezzo-soprano
31 December

KWF Performance Calendar