Chan Centre Presents

Ute Lemper – Berlin Nights/Paris Days: The Art of Chanson

Sat March 24 2012 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Internationally renowned cabaret artist Ute Lemper, the acclaimed Vogler Quartet and clarinetist/pianist Stefan Malzew cross national and stylistic borders to mix Weimar chansons and the classical works they influenced.

Ute Lemper’s performing career grows out of a passionate and enduring commitment to art, politics and history, and out of a contentious and complicated relationship with her homeland and its past. Her panache, versatility and sophisticated repertoire – including Berlin cabaret songs and the dark gems of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill – have led her to international acclaim as a recording artist and in the theatre, cabaret and film worlds.

From Weill to Piazzolla, from Schulhoff to Brecht, from tango to jazz, this is an exceptional portrait of 1920s Europe presented by some of Germany’s very best artists. You’ll be whisked away to another time and place during this extraordinary performance.

Sat March 24 2012 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall