Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret23 April - 8 May 2013


WEILL Pirate Jenny; The Ballad of the Soldier's Wife; Tango-Habanera "Youkali" 
EISLER An den kleinen Radioapparat (To the Little Radio)
GROSZ Jazzband
JEZEK Bugatti Step
SCHULHOFF  Sonata Erotica; (arr. Tarkmann) Suite for Chamber Orchestra: Tango & Jazz
SPOLIANSKY Alles Schwindel (It's All a Swindle); Wenn die Beste Freundin (When the Special Girl Friend); Ach, er haast
BRAND (arr. Tregear) Charleston
TOCH Geographical Fugue
HOLLÄNDER Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte (When I presume to wish for something)
HINDEMITH Kammermusik No.1
KRENEK Selections from Jonny spielt auf (Jonny strikes up) & Potpourri


Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Barry Humphries Conférencier
Meow Meow Cabaret artist
Rodney Fisher Director

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Barry Humphries curates, presents and performs the degenerate music of Berlin's Weimar Republic (1920s-1930s) including jazz, cabaret, tango and Broadway-musical style pieces. The hedonistic partying and social revolution of this era is re-awakened in this full-throttle concert featuring transgressive cabaret sensation Meow Meow in the racier numbers.

Hear songs by Kurt Weill including The Threepenny Opera's "Pirate Jenny", see Barry Humphries and Meow Meow sing the duet "Mousie" and dance a tango, and join Barry as he rediscovers the lost music of Krenek, Schulhoff, Toch, Brandt, Grosz and more.

This concert contains adult themes, the ACO recommends parental guidance for those under the age of 15.
Please note that this production includes the use of theatrical haze (fog) machines.

The Perth concert is included in the 40th anniversary celebrations of Perth Concert Hall. Throughout 2013 Perth Concert Hall celebrates 40 years presenting music to the people of Perth and Western Australia.  


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