James Ehnes, violin and Orion Weiss, piano

James Ehnes, violin and Orion Weiss, piano

April 1, 2022 | 7:30PM
Logan Center for the Arts Performance Hall

$40 | $20 under 35 | $10 Students

Combining effortless virtuosity with steadfast musicality, violinist James Ehnes is joined by pianist Orion Weiss in a program of many violin and piano repertoire favorites, including Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing suite and Tanzlied from one of Korngold’s most beloved operas, Die tote Stadt, for this first event of the Korngold Rediscovered festival

Supported by Eva F. Lichtenberg.


The University of Chicago’s and Folks Operetta’s Korngold Rediscovered festival celebrates the life and music of one of the 20th century’s most successful yet underrecognized composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold. A child prodigy born into a musical Jewish family at the end of the 19th century, he was considered an heir to the Viennese Romantic tradition. Like other Jewish artists in the 1930s, Korngold was forced to leave Vienna and immigrate to the United States. 

In the U.S. he became one of the most successful and influential composers of Hollywood film music.  He continued to compose for the concert stage, but these works did not receive critical attention until decades after his death. In celebration of 125 years since his birth, Korngold Rediscovered, April 1–10, offers a closer examination of this significant composer through concerts, lectures, a film screening, a scholarly symposium, and the North American premiere of Korngold’s last opera, Die Kathrin by Folks Operetta. All events will take place at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts on the University of Chicago campus. 

Korngold Rediscovered is a collaboration between Folks Operetta, UChicago Presents, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities, and the University of Chicago Department of Cinema and Media Studies. The festival is supported by the Joyce Z. and Jacob Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies Visiting Professorship in Jewish Studies, the Jean and Harold Gossett Memorial Fund to the Holocaust Victims Martha and Paul Feivel Korngold, the Lowell and Elita Wadmond Fund of the Department of Music, the National Endowment for the Arts, Eva F. Lichtenberg, UChicago Arts, The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, and the UChicago Film Studies Center. 


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