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The Anxious Ear: Seven Deadly Sins

Sun, February 25, 2024 – 11:00 pm

The Anxious Ear: Seven Deadly Sins

As part of the exhibit “The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and its Legacy,” PostClassical Ensemble presents a program with works by Schoenberg and Weill.

PostClassical Ensemble performs Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins, the tale of a young woman named Anna, sent on a seven-year journey to help her family raise enough money to build a house. Stopping in seven cities throughout the United States, she encounters a struggle with each of the deadly sins, preventing her from accomplishing her goal.

Under the leadership of Spanish Music Director Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, PostClassical Ensemble takes the listener on a musical journey, featuring soprano Melissa Wimbish as Anna. The program also includes Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon.

This event will be part of a series of performances for the program The Anxious Ear, with music spanning from 1930s Germany to the present-day United States. The Anxious Ear is planned alongside The Anxious Eye: German Expressionism and Its Legacy, an exhibition that explores how German expressionists sought to interpret the dramatic changes in the world of their time (1900–1920), with later artists inviting us to compare social, political, and cultural transformations taking place in our own societies today.

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