Sunday, May 2, 2021 | 3 PM
The Golden Twenties
Bring a chair and a blanket and immerse yourself in the sounds of 1920's Berlin.
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NC Museum of Art
1 hour and 15 minutes
Kurt Weill - Little Three Penny Music
Paul Hindemith - Kammermusik N.1
About This Event
The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle offers its first in person concert of the season at NCMA’s outdoor amphitheater. Immerse yourself in the musical sounds of Berlin during the Golden Twenties.
Emerging from the devastation of war and unaware of what was to come, 1920’s Berlin was a decade of cultural vibrancy and innovation. Music had already had its proverbial hinges blown off by Schoenberg’s expressionism a decade earlier, and homegrown composers such as Kurt Weill and Paul Hindemith needed to find their own voice.
Buying into the concept of “utility music,” Weill composed his Little Three Penny Music to accompany the socially charged words of Bertel Brecht. Filled with jazz and German dance, the resulting work brought opera away from its aristocratic origins and to the masses.
Hindemith took a completely different approach and created a good candidate for the first post modern piece of music. His Kammermusik N.1 is a fusion of jazz, neo-classical Stravinsky, Mahlerian humor, and a popular Berlin foxtrot. Imagine that!
COVID & Safety
• Masks and social distancing are required. The ground will be sectioned for socially distanced groupings.
• No alcohol is permitted; bags will be checked at the gate.
• Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
What You'll Hear