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Folks Operetta Perform “Korngold in Song” at Korngold Festival
April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm$15 – $35
Korngold Festival, presented in partnership with University of Chicago and Folks Operetta, is proud to announce Korngold Rediscovered, highlighting the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, with live performances April 1-10.
On Saturday April 2 at 7:30 p.m., “Korngold in Song” organized and performed by Folks Operetta, explores Korngold’s work in art song and operetta. His mastery of the art song genre highlights Korngold’s keen sense of melody and his affinity for setting text. This concert will feature the rarely performed song cycles, “So Gott und Papawill,” “Lieder des Abschieds,” “Sechs Einfache Lieder”, as well as some of Korngold’s little known work in the field of operetta including selections from the “Die Stumme Serenade,” “Rosen aus Florida” and “Die geschiedene Frau” and song selections from some of his film scores. Korngold devoted significant time and effort to his orchestrations of operettas by Johann Strauss, Jr. and Leo Fall. He is often cited as re-invigorating the genre after the First World War. Baritone Matthew Caroll and soprano Katherine Petersen from Folks Operetta highlight the concert, which will also include the University of Chicago Department of Music, a small chamber ensemble and the stars of Folks Operetta with Anatoliy Torchinskiy on piano.
This event will take place Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Chicago’s David and Reva Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. To reserve tickets for individual events please visit “Concerts and Events” at https://www.korngoldfestival.org.