Wednesday July 17, 2019
First Unitarian Church
605 Morewood Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15213
(Entrance on Ellsworth Ave)
Lenya in the Light: Daphne Sings Weill
Celebrated cabaret artist and Festival favorite Daphne Alderson returns with an evening of the songs of revolutionary composer Kurt Weill in tribute to the legendary singer Lotte Lenya.
DAPHNE ALDERSON Contralto
Critically acclaimed as an artist of ‘dignified passion’ by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, her warm, contralto voice has moved and delighted audiences of all ages. Her debut recording A Matinee at the Love Cafe has been called, ‘An enchanting and mesmerizing’ collection of American, French, and Latin song standards.
KURT WEILL (1900-1950)
Born in Germany, came to the US in 1935. Composer of the Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, Lady in the Dark, Street Scene and many other innovative works for the theater. His extensive list of works also includes well-known songs and instrumental music, preserved on innumerable recordings. One of the most versatile and influential theater composers of the twentieth century.
© Kurt Weill Foundation