the concert Operetta in Exile at the
Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie
on September 8 at 2 PM. Operetta, with its penchant for
social satire and its disproportionate number of Jewish librettists, composers,
and performers, was bound to have a troubled relationship with the Third Reich.
In this haunting and poignant concert, Chicago Folks Operetta will examine the
composers and librettists who were forced into exile, persecuted or perished. This
special multi-media concert will feature five singers and a chamber ensemble
performing these long forgotten works and telling their story.
Only one performance September 8 at 2 PM at
the Illinois Holocaust Museum. For
tickets, visit www.chicagofolksoperetta.org or call 708.383-2742.
Featuring the works of Paul Abraham, Emmerich Kálmán, Jean Gilbert,
Fritz Löhner-Beda, Fritz Grünbaum, Alfred Grünwald, Leo Ascher. Robert Stolz,
Leon Jessel, Julius Brammer, and Franz Lehár.
Performers include Erich Buchholz, Tenor; Gerald Frantzen, Tenor;
Alison Kelly, Soprano; Chelsea Morris, Soprano; Ron Watkins, baritone; Anatoliy
Torchinskiy, Pianist and a string quintet.
in Exile will take place on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2 PM at the Goodman
Auditorium in the Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603
Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077. Tickets are $30. Tickets are available for purchase
online at www.chicagofolksoperetta.org or by calling 708-383-2742.
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.chicagofolksopertta.org
. The show will feature songs in both English and German.