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Kurt Weill at Eastman
Rochester, NY, November 1998


KURT WEILL AT EASTMAN
November 7-14 ET = Eastman Theater; HHH = Howard Hanson Hall, 4th floor KH = Killbourn Hall; NSL = “New” Sibley Library
Saturday November 7 Master class taught by Lys Symonette. HHH 1:00-5:00 pm Wednesday November 11 Eastman Wind Ensemble; Don Hunsberger conducting. KH 8 pm Program: Weill: Violin Concerto; Charles Castleman, soloist Weill: jazz orchestra arrangements of Weill’s songs [U.S. premiere]: “Berlin im Licht,” “Kanonen Song,” “Tango-Ballade,” and “Bilbao Song” Weill: Mahagonny Songspiel (1927) [Weill’s 1st collaboration with Brecht] Thursday November 12 Lotte Lenya Competition. KH From 12:30 a.m.; possible call-backs, 6-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation in honor of the 100th anniversary of Lotte Lenya’s birthday Judges: Teresa Stratas, Julius Rudel, Mark Cuddy Musicology colloquium. NSL 404 4:30 pm Topic: “A New Edition of The Three Penny Opera: Challenges and Solutions” Speaker: Stephen Hinton, Stanford University Friday November 13 Stratasphere and clips from Teresa Stratas's performances of Kurt Weill (video screening) at 12:30 p.m., followed by question and answer session with Teresa Stratas at 2:00 p.m.. HHH Eastman Philharmonia; Bradley Lubman conducting. ET 8 pm Program: Honegger: Pacific 231 Hindemith: Symphononic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber Weill: Symphony no. 2 Teresa Stratas to receive honorary dotorate Reception (Eastman Place Atrium) Saturday November 14 Symposium: “Relocating Kurt Weill. . .” HHH 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 2:45 - 5:00 p.m. 9:30: Welcome: James Undercofler, Director, Eastman School 9:35: Presentation of the Weill/Universal Edition Archives Remarks by Robert Thompson, Universal Edition, Ronald Freed, President, European American Music Corp., Mary Wallace Davidson, Librarian, Sibley Music Library 9:50: Introductory Remarks by Kim Kowalke (University of Rochester), chair. 10:00: “. . . within Modernism.” Daniel Albright (University of Rochester) 11:00: “. . . within German Culture.” Michael Kater (York University) 11:45: “ . . . within Music History.” Stephen Hinton (Stanford University) 12:30: Lunch 2:45: “. . . with a Critical Edition.” David Farneth, chair (Director, Weill-Lenya Research Center, New York City). Edward Harsh (Managing Editor, Kurt Weill Edition; Jürgen Thym (Chair, Musicology Dept., Eastman School of Music); bruce mcclung (Musicology Dept., University of Cincinnati); Joel Galand, Dept. of Music, University of Rochester. 5:00: Adjourn Recital: winners of 1st Lotte Lenya Singing Competition. KH 2:00 p.m. Eastman Virtuosi. KH 8 pm The Works of Kurt Weill (1900-1950) Frauentanz, op.10 (1923) Aileen Bramhall, soprano Sieben Stücke aus der Dreigroschenoper, arr. Frenkel (1929) Zvi Zeitlin, violin; Barry Snyder, piano Vom Tod im Wald, op.23 (1927) Thomas Paul, bass Four Songs Thomas Paul, bass; Robert Wason, piano Kleine Dreigroschenmusik (1929) Eastman Virtuosi, Donald Hunsberger, conductor