Pre-concert Talk 2:00pm
“Here’s an opera-singer-goes-off-piste CD that’s unusually rewarding” proclaims The Guardian of the 2017 release, Thousands of Miles – a rich and varied program of songs expressing intense longing by composers forced to leave their homelands for the United States. The artists reprise their “fruitful partnership” in the intimate environment and superb acoustics of Spivey Hall.
At the Metropolitan Opera, “The agile, vivacious Kate Lindsey won hearts and stole scenes” (The New York Times). This American singing actress infuses her performances with vivid character. Her collaborator, French jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon, “excels at creating quiet soundscapes” (ArtsATL.com) and “has arranged Weill’s songs himself, adding often dazzling improvisations to their basic melodic and rhythmic material” (Gramophone).
“An astonishing tribute to a golden era of song, and an artistic triumph” (Europadisc)
Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsors:
Antoinette J. Earley & William L. Green
This program will be performed without intermission.
Thousands of Miles
KURT WEILL (1900-1950)
Pirate Jenny – Barbara Song (from The Threepenny Opera)
ALMA MAHLER (1879-1964)
Je ne t’aime pas
Thousands of Miles – Big Mole (from Lost in the Stars)
Don’t Look Now
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
Die stille Stadt
ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
Mond, so gesht du wieder auf
Lonely House – We’ll Go Away Together (from Street Scene)
Denn wie man sich bettet, so liegt man (from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
Buddy on the Nightshift – Berlin im Licht
ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942)
Und hat der Tag all seine Qual
Unless otherwise indicated, Spivey Hall welcomes patrons ages 12 and up to all performances. For questions or to receive concert recommendations for younger patrons, please call the Box Office at (678) 466-4200.