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EVENTS

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7:30 PM

Will There Still be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret

Princeton University
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

After a phenomenally successful year which saw four shows at Metropolitan Room in New York City and a European debut at the Brecht Haus in Berlin, Will There Still Be Singing? A Hanns Eisler Cabaret will be presented by Princeton University (Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall, Princeton, NJ) on December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

With its stirring songs, the show takes you back to last century's Europe, its oppressive yet vibrant political times and through the life of Hanns Eisler, Brecht's favorite collaborator, Schoenberg's best student and Kurt Weill's contemporary.

Karyn Levitt is THE performer of the English Eisler/Brecht repertoire of our time. Her close working relationship with her mentor, Brecht translator and friend Eric Bentley gives her the opportunity to consult with a contemporary witness and the source of the acclaimed translations to excite the next generation with Hanns Eisler's music and Bertolt Brecht's lyrics. Eric Bentley lives in New York and will celebrate his 101st birthday this year. She also recorded the repertoire on her acclaimed CD Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler Song Book (available at KarynLevitt.com).

Backing Ms. Levitt is the Hanns Eisler Trio which is led by music director and pianist Eric Ostling, whose recording credits range from the song cycles of Schoenberg and Webern to jazz quartets. He is joined by guitarist Ira Siegel of the Bacon Brothers Band (and who has also recorded with Aretha Franklin, Madonna, Whitney Houston and many more), and Benjamin Ickies on accordion.

“At a time in history when the subject of the day is exile, American soprano Karyn Levitt has chosen a worthy example to build a one-woman cabaret show around.”
– Arts Review Europe

PAST EVENTS

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