This concert touches on all the different musical chapters of her repertoire, yet also leaves space for open improvisations and great moments of virtuosity. It also celebrates Ute’s inspiration from jazz and ethnic musical influences.
The journey starts in Berlin with Ute’s root repertoire: Brecht, Weill and the Berlin Cabaret Songs. The journey continues into the poetic universe of the French chansons by Brel, Piaf, Ferre, and further to the Argentinian world of tango by Astor Piazzolla. Ute walks through the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, New York and lets ancient ghosts tell the stories of the lost, of love, survival, passion, dreams, the past and the future. She also performs her own songs to connect the yesterday with the today through her own stories about these places.
She is accompanied by a band with consisting of piano, bandoneon, bass and violin.
Ute Lemper’s career is vast and varied. She has made her mark on the stage, in films, in concert and as a unique recording artist. She has been universally praised for her interpretations of Berlin cabaret songs, the works of Kurt Weill and Berthold Brecht and the French chanson book, as well as for her own compositions and the more jazz influenced collaborations and works. In the world of theatre, Ute made her mark with her portrayals on Broadway, in Paris and in London's West End.
Ute Lemper vocals
Vana Gierig piano
Victor Villena bandoneon
Cyril Garac violin
Romain Lecuyer bass
Sponsored by DNB.