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Barry Humphries' Weimar Cabaret

with Meow Meow and the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Hindemith
Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24
Krenek
Excerpt from Jonny spielt auf (orch. Grandage)
Jaroslav Ježek
Bugatti Step
Spoliansky
Alles Schwindel (arr. Grandage)
Weill
Pirate Jenny (orch. Grandage)
Toch
Geographical Fugue 
Wilhelm Grosz
Jazzband
Schulhoff
Suite for Chamber Orchestra: VI. Jazz (arr. Tarkmann)
Weill
Surabaya Johnny (orch. Grandage)
Paul Abraham
Mousie from Victoria and her Hussar (orch. Grandage)
Spoliansky
Ach, er hasst? (orch. Grandage)
Schulhoff
Suite for Chamber Orchestra: III. Tango (arr. Tarkmann)
Schulhoff
Sonata Erotica
Brand
Maschinist Hopkins: Black Bottom-Jazz (arr. Tregear)
Spoliansky
Wenn die beste Freundin (orch. Ziegler)
Krenek
Selection from Potpourri
Hanns Eisler
An den kleinen Radioapparat (orch. Grandage)
Weill
Tango-Habanera ‘Youkali’ for string quartet (orch. Grandage)
Holländer
Wenn ich mir was wünschen dürfte (orch. Grandage)
Holländer
The Ruins of Berlin (orch. Grandage)

Performers

  • Australian Chamber Orchestra
Richard Tognetti
director & violin
Barry Humphries
conférencier
Meow Meow
cabaret artist
Rodney Fisher
director

Barry Humphries curates, presents and performs the degenerate music of Berlin’s Weimar Republic (1920s-30s) 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 international cabaret sensation Meow Meow.

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, Brand, Grosz and more.

“★★★★★ A genuinely wonderful evening of inventive artistry.“ (Bachtrack)

“Fascinating, entertaining, remarkable and unparalleled.”
(Australian Stage)

(Please note that this production includes the use of theatrical haze.)

Read the BBC ARTS feature on Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret:
Life is a cabaret: Barry Humphries on swapping Dame Edna for Weimar Germany

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