KIRILL GERSTEIN — HK GRUBER — JOS HOUBEN — EMILY WILSON
ALEXANDER VON ZEMLINSKY — Ein Lichtstrahl, mimodrama for piano
Songs by KURT WEILL and HANNS EISLER
For the second part of his portrait, pianist Kirill Gerstein has dreamed up a cabaret evening in the wake of the dark expressionism of The Threepenny Opera. He will accompany HK Gruber, a renowned figure of the Vienna avant-garde, both composer and songwriter, in a collection of committed songs by Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler. A semistaged mimodrama by Alexander von Zemlinsky serves as a prologue, directed by Jos Houben and Emily Wilson with their characteristic sweet madness. Willkommen, bienvenue !