ADRIENNE HAAN’S CARNEGIE HALL DEBUT OCT 29 CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF GERMAN-ISRAELI DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan, one of Europe’s and America’s most electrifying concert and cabaret stars, will make her Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Recital Hall on October 29, 2015 at 8:00pm with her production of Tehorah. The concert is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of German- Israeli diplomatic relations. Patrons of the event include the German and Israeli Ambassadors to the United Nations, and Rabbi Arthur Schneier. Tickets are $45-$35, and available at www.CarnegieHall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800 or at the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh.
Says Haan, "I created this program to share a sense of love, hope and forgiveness of the tragic experiences of war and loss. It is my hope that Tehorah, which means "pure" in Hebrew, will help build musical bridges and sincere understanding." The concert features music of 1920s Weimar Berlin, Yiddish klezmer and contemporary Hebrew songs, arranged by German music director Heinz Walter Florin for Haan, piano and
string quartet. The program includes works by Kurt Weill/Bertolt Brecht, Mischa Spoliansky, Kurt Schwachbach, Friedrich Hollaender, Norbert Schulze, Chava Alberstein, The Klezmatics, Sasha Argov, Moti Hamer and Naomi Shemer. Ms. Haan will perform in German,
Yiddish and Hebrew accompanied by Heinz- Walter Florin on piano and Israeli violinists Netanel Draiblate and Perry Tal, violist Shmuel Katz and cellist
Yoni Draiblate. An encore performance of Tehorah will be presented by the Embassy Series at the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC on November 3rd.
Hailed as "an all-round entertainer of the highest caliber," award-winning Adrienne Haan is equally at home on large concert stages and intimate cabaret rooms. Haan has performed with the Cologne Philharmonic, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Northwest German Philharmonic, Frankfurt Symphony, WDR Symphony, WDR Big Band, and Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks among others.
With a diverse repertoire that ranges from chanson to jazz, blues, klezmer and Broadway, Haan has a special passion for the music of the 1920s and 30s. Recent and upcoming engagements include her debut with the Jerusalem Symphony and The Israel Netanya Orchestra, as well as a US tour with the Berlin Capital Dance Orchestra, and an appearance with the WDR Funkhausorchester. Haan recently debuted her new show Rock le Cabaret!, a rock interpretation of French chansons. This spring she appeared at the Santa Fe Jewish Film
Festival where she performed Between Fire & Ice, a diabolical Weimar Berlin Cabaret depicting Berlin during the 1920s. Her successful performance on Washington DC’s Embassy Series led to an appearance at the Washington Opera Ball. Additional New York engagements included a sold out performance at the Neue Galerie’s Cafe Sabarsky, the National Arts Club and a special performance commemorating Bastille Day. Previous New York engagements include the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Foundation and the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts in a special Duke Ellington 115th birthday celebration.
Her latest CD Berlin, Mon Amour, hailed as "engaging and unique," is a tribute to 1920s and early 1930s Germany. Earlier recordings include I Could Have Danced All Night with the WDR Rundfunkorchester, and her debut solo CD, Born to Entertain.
Adrienne serves on the International Advisory Board of the Duke Ellington Center For The Arts in NYC where she was appointed at the request of Mercedes Ellington. A cultural ambassador, Haan has performed at the Luxembourg and German Embassies in Washington, DC and German Consulate of New York.
Heinz Walter Florin enjoys a multifaceted career as a pianist, conductor and composer. A long time collaborator with Adrienne Haan, he is also chief conductor of the Elbland Music Festival, associate conductor of Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, and artistic director of Cologne, Germany’s 120 voice male Deutz Choir. He has appeared with the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra and the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra among others.
Representing Israel in the program is a gifted quartet led by violinist Netanel Draiblate, along with violinist Perry Tal, violist Shmuel Katz and cellist Yoni Draiblate. These acclaimed artists are all scholarship recipients of the American Israeli Cultural Foundation, attended the Thelma Yellin School of the Arts in Israel, and served as musicians for the Israeli Defense Forces.
Tehorah is produced by Joseph Barry, Robert R. Blume and Ilona Oltuski. For more information visit www.adriennehaan.com.
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