An Evening of 1920s European Culture

On Feb. 21 at 8:00 P.M., the Chapel Music Program, under direction of George Stauffer, will present "Under the Influence: Popular Culture and the Arts in 1920s Europe" in St. Paul's Chapel. The program, part of "Perspectives in Music and Art," a series exploring movements and eras in art and music, will include a discussion by Cori Ellison and performances by The Perspectives Ensemble. Guest artists will be soprano Amy Burton and pianist Diane Walsh.

The focus of the program is the influence of popular culture movements such as jazz and cabaret on artists and composers in Europe after World War I. A discussion of Cubism, Dada and Futurism, which came to avante-garde Europe as a reaction against Impressionism, Symbolism and Wagnerism will also take place.

The program will include Creation of the World by Darius Milhaud, Little Threepenny Music by Kurt Weill and cabaret songs by Satie, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky and Weill.

Tickets are $10; $5 for students and seniors. For information and tickets, call 854-1540.


Columbia University Record -- February 9, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 16