The Seven Deadly Sins
February 22, 2019 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm• $28
Siri Vik and colleagues explore the short, difficult, and thoroughly intriguing collaboration of composer Kurt Weill (1900-50) and poet/playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956). In the program’s first set, Vik presents songs from Mahagonny-Songspiel (1927), The Three Penny Opera (1928), Happy End (1929), and The Rise And Fall of the City of Mahogonny (1930). In the second set Vik is joined by chamber ensemble and performance corps in a faithfully-researched staged presentation of the Brecht and Weill’s final work, The Seven Deadly Sins of the Petty Bourgeoisie as premiered by Les Ballets 1933 in Paris and London. Robert Ashens conducts, William Hulings directs, and Caitlin Christopher choreographs.