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On Hollywood and Weimar
August 12 , 7:00 pm
Much of Hollywood’s greatest film music was written by émigré and exiled composers who fled Nazi Europe for Southern California. Musical geniuses like Kurt Weill, Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Friedrich Hollaender, brought from their respective homelands the highest level of culture, which they poured into American movies. From dusty westerns and sweeping romances to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, On Hollywood and Weimar celebrates the blending of the old world and the new to produce the uniquely hybrid sound of Hollywood, with songs of European Jewish composers from the Golden Age of Film, performed by soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler.
Karyn Levitt is a leading interpreter of this impressive repertoire, which demands of the performer an especial sensitivity to the genre as well as an understanding of its historical context.
Please note: 2 beverages minimum per person.