The evenings will feature the work of Hindemith, Weill and Korngold, three composers, who, according to press notes, "came to the U.S. to escape the chilly winds of political turmoil in Europe." The concerts will boast the Nashville Symphony conducted by John Mauceri. Actress-singer Ute Lemper, seen on Broadway in the Tony-winning revival of Chicago, is scheduled to perform Weill and Brecht's Seven Deadly Sins. Hindemith's "Prelude from When Lilacs Last in the Door-Yard Bloom'd" and Korngold's "Symphony in F-sharp, Op. 40" are also on the bill.
Show times are April 17 at 7 PM and April 18 and 19 at 8 PM.
Ute Lemper made her Broadway debut in the revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, and she is known throughout the world for her unique solo concerts that feature an eclectic array of material. She was named Billboard Crossover Artist of 1993-94, and her theatre credits feature roles in Peter Pan, Cabaret and Blue Angel. Lemper's many solo discs include "Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill," "Illusions," "Punishing Kiss," "Berlin Cabaret Songs" and "City of Strangers." A recent CD/DVD release is titled "Blood & Feathers."
The Laura Turner Concert Hall is located within the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place in Nashville, TN. For reservations call (615) 687-6400 or visit www.nashvillesymphony.org.