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Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 9:30 PM

On Hollywood and Weimar
Karyn Levitt Performs the Songs of European Composers from the Golden Age of Film

Feinstein's/54 Below

Following on our hugely successful, sold-out performances of On Hollywood and Weimar in New York City at the Triad Theater and Off-Broadway's York Theatre, soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler now look forward to performing this new show at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Soprano/Producer/Writer: Karyn Levitt
Music Director/Pianist: Jed Distler
Directed by: Michael Unger

“Introduced me to a repertoire and stories that were mostly new to me…. A rich theme…. Terrific and expressive singing. Beautiful work!”
-- James Gavin, award-winning music journalist and acclaimed author

On Hollywood and Weimar Artwork by Joan Chiverton

Much of Hollywood's greatest film music was written by émigré and exiled composers who fled Nazi Europe for Southern California. Kurt Weill, Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin, Miklós Rózsa, and other European composers brought from their respective homelands the highest level of culture, which they poured into American movies. On Hollywood and Weimar celebrates the blending of the old world and the new to produce the uniquely hybrid sound of Hollywood’s Golden Age. From dusty westerns and sweeping romances to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, Soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler perform songs ranging in style from Weimar cabaret, musical theater, and country-western to operetta, art song, and jazz… from “Falling in Love Again” to “Green Dolphin Street,” from “San Francisco” and “Cosi Cosa” to “Spellbound,” from “Rawhide” and “(High Noon) Do Not Forsake Me” to Kurt Weill’s “Song of Ruth,” and more! (Running time: 75 minutes.)

Karyn Levitt

Photo by James Gavin

Karyn Levitt is a leading interpreter of this impressive repertoire. She curated all the songs and wrote the narration, which together make the program a perfect homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood. As a distinguished artist/producer, Ms. Levitt is known for her historic collaboration with the foremost Brecht translator, Eric Bentley — whose centennial tribute (hosted by Michael Riedel and featuring Tony Kushner, Austin Pendleton, and other theater luminaries) she produced at The Town Hall and whose work she performs in concert and recorded on her CD, Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book.

RAVE review for A Hanns Eisler Cabaret
In Conversation with the Eisler Society
Amazing review at Arts Review Europe
Article in Princeton Newspaper

PAST EVENTS


Monday, August 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

On Hollywood and Weimar
The Songs of European Composers from the Golden Age of Film

Triad Theatre

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:00 PM

On Hollywood and Weimar
The Songs of European Composers from the Golden Age of Film

York Theatre

This show was dedicated to the memory of Glen Roven.

Monday, November 12, 2018, 12:30 PM

Bernstein at 100: Jimmy Roberts with Karyn Levitt

St Francis College's Founder's Hall

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 PM

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Princeton University, Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:00 PM

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Metropolitan Room

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 8:00 PM

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Brecht Haus Literatur Forum Berlin Debut!

Read Der Spiegel article. Karyn is mentioned toward the end of the article.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 7:00 PM

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE BY KARYN LEVITT FOR BROOKLYN ART SONG SOCIETY'S WIEN V: CABARET NIGHT

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) concert Wien V: Cabaret Night

Monday, January 9, 2017, 7:00 PM

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Metropolitan Room

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 1:00 PM

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Metropolitan Room

Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:00 PM

Pre-concert lecture Hanns Eisler: In Dark Times by Karyn Levitt

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) concert Hollywooder Liederbuch at 7:30 PM

October 15, 2016

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Metropolitan Room, New York City

March 31, 2016

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Café Sabarsky in the Neue Galerie, New York City

December 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Eric Bentley! A Centennial Tribute Concert

Town Hall, New York City

Songs for Mother Courage Karyn Levitt as Yvette Karyn Levitt with Hanns Eisler Trio Karyn Levitt with Tom LaMark at Carnegie Hall Karyn Levitt at Mariposa Museum Louise Hirschfeld, Austin Pendleton, Karyn Levitt, Michae Riedel Karyn Levitt and Eric Ostling Karyn Levitt with Eric Bentley Town Hall Centennial Karyn Levitt and Eric Bentley Karyn Levitt and Eric Ostling Karyn Levitt and Eric Ostling