• Jan 17, 2020     

    The MetLiveArts Series Concert 2019-20 Review: Ute Lemper: Weimar Holiday

    By Jennifer Pyron

    A Unique Talent Delivers A Potent Human Experience Through Music

    The MetLiveArts program featured "Ute Lemper: Weimar Holiday" at The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium as part of a special Holiday series.

    Lemper performed story-telling music by Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weil, Friederick Hollander, Mischa Spoliansky, Marcellus Schiffer, Shmerke Kaczerginski and Alexander Tamir. The evening highlighted an enlightening and progressive time in Germany’s music history which cultivated the awareness of creative works by exiled Jewish composers. German-born artist Lemper provocatively narrated throughout her performance and captivated listeners with her intoxicating voice.