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On Hollywood and Weimar
The Songs of European Jewish Composers from the Golden Age of Film

Monday, August 12, 2019, 7:00 PM
Triad Theater

Many of Hollywood’s greatest film scores were written by émigré and exiled composers who fled Nazi Europe for Southern California. Musical geniuses like Kurt Weill, Max Steiner, Erich Korngold, and Dimitri Tiomkin brought from their respective homelands the highest level of culture, which they poured into American film music. From dusty westerns and sweeping romances to the thrillers of Alfred Hitchcock, "On Hollywood and Weimar” celebrates the blending of the old world and the new to produce the uniquely hybrid sound of Hollywood's Golden Age, with songs performed by soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler.

Award-winning music journalist and acclaimed book author James Gavin wrote to Ms. Levitt after her last show:

Karyn: BRAVA! [...] I cannot congratulate or praise you enough for the beautiful work you did, for introducing me to a repertoire and stories that were mostly new to me, and for your terrific and expressive singing. [...] What a rich theme you chose, and you drew the ultimate depth out of it. [...] It was my honor to be there to experience a show that good. It taught me a lot and gave me so much pleasure.

On Hollywood and Weimar

Past Events

On Hollywood and Weimar
The Songs of European Composers from the Golden Age of Film

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:00 PM
York Theatre

We are excited about the great success of the premiere of On Hollywood and Weimar, the brand new show from Royal Road Productions, Inc. On June 6th, 2019, Off-Broadway's York Theatre hosted the presentation, starring soprano Karyn Levitt and pianist Jed Distler. The 75-minute program features the songs of European composers from the Golden Age of Film curated by Ms. Levitt who also wrote the narration. She was warmly received by the sold-out house. The show was dedicated to the honor and memory of Royal Road's late Music Director, Glen Roven.

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Goethe-Institut, Los Angeles, April, 2014

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Goethe-Institut, Boston, March, 2014

Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book
Olin Center for the Arts, Bates College, Maine, February, 2014

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Symphony Space, New York City, February, 2014

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Modfest 2013, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, January, 2013

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Goethe-Institut, Boston, November, 2012

Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book
Brecht Forum, April, 2012

Eric Bentley’s Brecht-Eisler Song Book
U Mass Amherst, March, 2012

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Various venues in Massachusetts, 2009-2011

The Age of Romance: from Vienna to Broadway
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, October 7, 2007