Kate Lindsey and Baptiste Trotignon
Opera meets Broadway. Classical meets jazz. Old World meets New World. Operatically trained mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon shorten the distance between these contrasting styles in this "artistic triumph" (Europadisc) anchored by the music of Kurt Weill. Bringing listeners to the very beginnings of jazz with deft improvisations and bold arrangements, Thousands of Miles pays homage to composers who, like Weill, were forced to flee their homelands: Alma Mahler, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. This tribute traverses through three European languages all woven together by stories of intense longing and homesickness.
Kurt Weill (1900-1950):
Pirate Jenny – Barbara Song (from The Threepenny Opera)
Alma Mahler (1879-1964): Hymne
Je ne t’aime pas
Thousands of Miles – Big Mole (from Lost in the Stars)
Don’t Look Now
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Schneeglöckchen
Mahler: Die stille Stadt
Korngold: Mond, so gesht du wieder auf
Lonely House – We’ll Go Away Together (from Street Scene)
Denn wie man sich bettet, so liegt man (from Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny)
Buddy on the Nightshift – Berlin im Licht
Alexander Von Zemlinsky (1871-1942):
Und hat der Tag all seine Qual
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This event is part of the Year of Immigration, which aims to transform dialogue into impact on urgent issues related to immigration, global migration and refugees, and to foster open conversation and greater connection with the University of Maryland’s large and diverse international community. For more information visit yearofimmigration.umd.edu.