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forging “the knife” – kurt weill before broadway

January 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

thu jan 19 2017 @ 8 pm Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC

reserve free tickets

Explore Weill’s musical roots in a performance and discussion with violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Jeffrey Kahane as they share insights on Weill’s music, life and career as a young composer in 1920s Berlin, before Weill fled Nazi Germany and became one of Broadway’s most enduring songwriters. Musical program includes major chamber work and early songs.

Presented in collaboration with USC Thornton School of Music and a part of the USC Vision & Voices.


Tickets are free. Reservations required. RSVP begins Tuesday, December 6, at 9 a.m. at USC’s Visions and Voices.

part of the lift every voice series

LEV_logo_finalLift Every Voice is LACO’s three-week exploration of courage and compassion through music, inspired by the lives and legacies of courageous émigrés Kurt Weill and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, and Martin Luther King, Jr., who all championed civil rights in America and injustice everywhere.

kurt weill foundation

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. administers, promotes, and perpetuates the legacies of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. It encourages broad dissemination and appreciation of Weill’s music through support of performances, productions, recordings, and scholarship; it fosters understanding of Weill’s and Lenya’s lives and work within diverse cultural contexts; and, building upon the legacies of both, it nurtures talent, particularly in the creation, performance, and study of musical theater in its various manifestations and media. www.kwf.org


Daniel Hope; Artwork courtesy of USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative

LACO would like to thank those who have supported Lift Every Voice with a producer’s circle gift:

Ruth Eliel & Bill Cooney
Ned & Dana Newman

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

The Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Peter & Julie Cummings
Sanford & Pat Gage
Jewish Community Foundation
Jeffrey & Martha Kahane
Allan & Muriel Kotin
Mike & Aliza Lesser
Ann Mulally
National Endowment for the Arts
David & Mahnaz Newman
The Phillip and Muriel Berman Foundation
Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation
Marilyn Ziering

If you’d like to sponsor a LACO performance or artist, click here for information.

box office info

For more information, call the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.


January 19, 2017
8:00 pm
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Alfred Newman Recital Hall, USC
3616 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, CA 90089 United States
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213 740 6935