Guest speaker Kim Kowalke.

Guest speaker Kim Kowalke.

CCM is delighted to welcome Richard L. Turner Professor of the Humanities at the University of Rochester and President of the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music Kim Kowalke for a series of talks this week in conjunction with the Mainstage production of Street Scene.

Kowalke will speak to students enrolled in CCM’s “Kurt Weill’s Music Theatre” course on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 15 and then present a free talk before the opening performance of Street Scene. This talk is open to the public and will last from 7:15 – 7:45 p.m. in the Baur Room of UC’s Corbett Center for the Performing Arts.

Kowalke will also present a Thinking About Music lecture on “What Makes Weill Weill” at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16. This talk will be held in the Baur Room and is also free and open to the general public.

A full schedule of related public events is listed below. Click here for more information on CCM’s 2012-13 Kurt Weill Festival.


8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 *
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17
2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18
Street Scene
Music by Kurt Weill

Lyrics by Langston Hughes
Book by Elmer Rice
Mark Gibson, conductor
Steven Goldstein, director

Based on Elmer Rice’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Street Scene is a stirring synthesis of European traditional opera and American musical theatre. A simple story of love, greed and death portrays life in a tenement house between one evening and the next, bringing to life a wide range of multi-ethnic characters. Kurt Weill’s Tony Award-winning music is considered by many critics to be his masterpiece. This production is dedicated to the memory of Malcolm Fraser (1939-2012), former J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera at CCM.

Location: Patricia Corbett Theater
Tickets: $30 adult, $19 non-UC students, $17 UC Students, $12 student rush tickets available for Sunday matinee beginning at 1 p.m. on Nov. 18; limit two rush tickets per student ID.

*Note: the Nov. 15 performance of Street Scene will be preceded by a pre-show lecture by Kurt Weill Foundation President Kim Kowalke at 7:15 p.m. in the Baur Room.

2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16
Thinking About Music Lecture: “What Makes Weill Weill” with Kim Kowalke (University of Rochester)
Location: Baur Room
Admission: FREE

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit for more information on parking rates.For directions to CCM Village, visit the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music
The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc. administers, promotes and perpetuates the legacies of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya. It encourages broad dissemination and appreciation of Weill’s music through support of performances, productions, recordings and scholarship; it fosters understanding of Weill’s and Lenya’s lives and work within diverse cultural contexts; and, building upon the legacies of both, it nurtures talent, particularly in the creation, performance, and study of musical theater in its various manifestations and media. Learn more about the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music by visiting in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, N. Y.

CCM Season Presenting Sponsor and Musical Theatre Program Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

ArtsWave: Community Partner

Macy’s: Mainstage Season Production Sponsor

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