Karyn Levitt — On Hollywood And Weimar : The Songs of European Jewish Composers from the Golden Age of Film

Many of Hollywood’s greatest film scores were written by émigré and exiled composers who fled Nazi Europe for Southern California.

Kurt Weill, Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, Dimitri Tiomkin, Miklós Rózsa, and other European composers brought from their respective homelands the highest level of culture, which they poured into American movies.

On Hollywood and Weimar celebrates the blending of the old world and the new to produce the uniquely hybrid sound of Hollywood’s Golden Age. From dusty westerns and sweeping romances to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler perform songs ranging in style from Weimar cabaret, musical theater, and country-western to operetta, art song, and jazz.


Tuesday, May 177:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC