Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret

Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret
Event on 2013-05-01 00:00:00
Venue Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane

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Barry Humphries curates, performs and presents the Australian Chamber Orchestra in the degenerate music of Berlin's Weimar Republic 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.


WEILL Pirate Jenny; The Ballad of the Soldier's Wife; Tango-Habanera "Youkali" for string quartet
EISLER An den kleinen Radioapparat (To the Little Radio)
GROSZ Jazzband
JEZEK Bugatti Step
SCHULHOFF (arr. Tarkman) Sonata Erotica; Suite for Chamber Orchestra: Tango & Jazz
SPOLIANSKY Alles Schwindel (It's All a Swindle); Wenn die Beste Freundin (When the Special Girl Friend); Ach, her haast?
BRANDT (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 Speilt Auf (Jonny Strikes Up) & Potpourri

Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Barry Humphries Conférencier
Meow Meow Cabaret artist
Satu Vänskä Violin & Voice

at QPAC Concert Hall
Grey st
Brisbane, Australia

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