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Monday, August 12, 2019, 7:00 PM

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

Triad Theater

Many of Hollywood’s greatest film scores were written by émigré and exiled composers who fled Nazi Europe for Southern California. Musical geniuses like Kurt Weill, Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, and Dimitri Tiomkin brought from their respective homelands the highest level of culture, which they poured into American film music. 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's Golden Age, with songs performed by soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler.

Award-winning music journalist and acclaimed book author James Gavin wrote to Ms. Levitt after the On Hollywood and Weimar show:

Karyn: “BRAVA! [...] I cannot congratulate or praise you enough for the beautiful work you did, for introducing me to a repertoire and stories that were mostly new to me, and for your terrific and expressive singing. [...] What a rich theme you chose, and you drew the ultimate depth out of it. [...] It was my honor to be there to experience a show that good. It taught me a lot and gave me so much pleasure.”

On Hollywood and Weimar

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


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