This program offers dark cabaret, jazz and folk inspired music—a cornucopia of American sounds. Opening with John Kander’s Overture to the Broadway hit Chicago, the program’s feature work is Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins. Soprano Storm Large brings to life Weill’s multi-dimensional character of Anna as she travels to seven American cities on a quest. Everything good and sincere meets with failure; everything devious and money-grubbing meets with success. A dark and ironic commentary on the faults of capitalism and how it can turn virtues into vice, this performance is sure to be stunning with the sultry voice and theatrical presence of Ms. Large who made her Carnegie Hall debut performing it with the Detroit Symphony in 2013. The Hudson Shad Quartet joins Storm and the orchestra for this performance.
After intermission, pianist Julio Elizalde performs Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue and the concert closes with Aaron Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from the ballet Rodeo.
Tickets: Reserved $45; Adult Lawn $32; Student/Child Lawn $10, available at Organizer website.