The Claudia and David Hatcher Series
Ensemble Modern | Kurt Weill’s “The Seven Deadly Sins”
- Tuesday | April 9 | 7:30 PM
- Zilkha Hall, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
- 800 Bagby. Houston TX 77002
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Suite from Much Ado about Nothing
Arnold Schoenberg: Accompaniment to a cinematographic scene, arr. Johannes Schöllhorn
Hanns Eisler: Selected Ballads
Kurt Weill: Seven Deadly Sins, arr. by HK Gruber and Christian Muthspiel
Ensemble Modern; HK Gruber, conductor and chansonnier; Wallis Giunta, mezzo-soprano; amarcord, vocal ensemble
In a rare U.S. performance, their first ever in Texas, Germany’s famed Ensemble Modern performs the American premiere of a new arrangement of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht’s popular musical theater work, The Seven Deadly Sins, with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta singing the lead role of Anna. The sound world conjures up Berlin cabaret, but Seven Deadly Sins begins and ends in Louisiana, evoking the exile of its creators. Music from the theater worlds of Berlin and Vienna round out this remarkable program.
“Who better to realize these deceptively light-footed works, with their confident crossing of musical boundaries, than Ensemble Modern? And who has a more exact sense of this unique sound world than chansonnier-composer-conductor HK Gruber?” — Frankfurter Rundschau on the ensemble’s 2019 Kurt Weill recording
“A performance both elegant and bursting with enthusiasm and excitement. You will seldom hear it performed so well.” — Fono Forum on the ensemble’s 2019 Kurt Weill recording
- Friday | November 10 | 8:00 PM
- Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center
Terence Blanchard brings us a new suite of music from his history-making opera, performed by the celebrated trumpeter and his E-Collective, the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet and vocalists Nicholas Newton and Adrienne Danrich.
Add on the Fall Jazz After-Party at the historic Eldorado Ballroom, immediately following the concert.
- Saturday | April 20 | 8:00 PM
- Brockman Hall, Rice University
For Unsilent Spring, a major new work and exciting first collaboration between the brilliant young composer Matthew Aucoin and legendary director Peter Sellars, co-commissioned by DACAMERA and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University
- Tuesday | May 7 | 7:30 PM
- The Menil Collection
After his father’s unexpected death, pianist Adam Tendler used his inheritance to begin a commissioning project inviting a broad spectrum of sound artists and composers to create new works exploring the idea of ‘inheritance’ itself.