LES SIX TO MACK THE KNIFE: DARIUS MILHAUD & KURT WEILL

Taught by Seth Kibel
Thursdays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
6 Sessions, October 15 – November 19
Registration deadline: October 12
$169 ($149 for JxJ Donors of certain levels*)

Darius Milhaud and Kurt Weill: at first glance, these two 20th century composers might not seem to have much in common. Nonetheless, they were both Jewish composers who escaped the terrors of the Nazis in Europe to find new homes, as well as new careers, in the United States.

They’re also both composers, often underrated to this day, whose work transcends simple categorization, straddling the worlds of “classical” and “popular” music. This course will examine the fascinating (and often quite dramatic) lives and careers of these great composers, as well their diverse oeuvre.  New and old recordings, as well as “live” performances from the instructor will keep this course lively and engaging.

Teacher: Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards, Seth Kibel is a highly acclaimed clarinet, saxophone, and flute player (The Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux). Kibel also lectures on music history at Johns Hopkins and Towson Universities.