Soundings Concert: Music On The Brink Of War

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Nasher Sculpture Center says
May 20, 2015
7:30 pm

Music on the Brink of War
Music From Yellow Barn: Pierrot Lunaire with Soprano Lucy Shelton and Songs of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht with Actors Walter Van Dyk and Liza Sadovy

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The Nasher Sculpture Center’s fifth anniversary season of the critically acclaimed Soundings music series continues under the artistic direction of Seth Knopp.

Since its premiere in 1912, Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire has been regarded by generations of musicians and audiences as an icon of artistic originality. Igor Stravinsky, who knew something of originality, referred to Pierrot as the “solar plexus of twentieth century music.” Both Schoenberg and Kurt Weill (with dramatist Bertolt Brecht of course), whose Threepenny Opera, Mahogany and Happy Days appeared alongside the first stirrings of the Second World War, found the cabaret to be an environment conducive to blurred lines separating art and popular music, and the socialist and capitalist worlds to which their music reacted.

Soundings presents an evening devoted to Pierrot Lunaire with Soprano Lucy Shelton, and songs of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, with actors Walter van Dyk and Liza Sadovy, and a band of musicians that resembles the small ensemble for whom Weill songs were originally orchestrated.

Presented in partnership with Soluna Festival

Thanks to our Sponsors:
WRR 101
TACA (The Arts Community Alliance)
City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
Aston Martin of Dallas

Soundings: New Music at the Nasher is supported by Charles and Jessie Price and Kay and Elliot Cattarulla.

Additional support is provided by Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger.
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