Jeffrey Kahane conducts LACO in the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of the gripping musical Lost in the Stars, Weill’s final stage work featuring lyrics by Maxwell Anderson and based on Alan Paton’s classic novel Cry, the Beloved Country, a powerful social indictment of racism and apartheid South Africa. This momentous and impactful production, a co-presentation of LACO and CAP UCLA, is directed by Anne Bogart, co-founder of the New York-based theater ensemble SITI Company, which is a CAP UCLA Fellow. Along with LACO, SITI Company, Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, guest soloists and chorus are featured in the production.
Lift 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.
Tickets on sale directly through the CAP UCLA ticket office. Buy tickets now directly through CAP UCLA at cap.ucla.edu. Or call the box office at 310 825 2101, Monday – Friday 10 am to 4 pm. On the day of the show, the box office at Royce Hall opens one hour prior to the event start time.
Single tickets start at $49.
Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.
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
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
National Endowment for the Arts
David & Mahnaz Newman
The Phillip and Muriel Berman Foundation
Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation
If you’d like to sponsor a LACO performance or artist, click here for information.
If you would like to read more about Kurt Weill and Lost in the Stars, check out Kim Kowalke’s essay, Lost in the Stars and the Quest for American Opera.