MAX RAABE & PALAST ORCHESTER

Max Raabe

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Sunday, February 26, 2012, 7:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$10.00/24.00/32.00

2011-2012 Fine Arts Season Performance

BERLIN NOCTURNE

Step into the streets of nocturnal Berlin with charismatic German cabaret crooner Max Raabe and his 12-piece big band ensemble Palast Orchester. Since 1986, Raabe and Palast Orchester have transported audiences to Berlin’s Weimar-era cabaret scene of the 1920s and early ’30s with nostalgic renditions of Cole Porter and George Gershwin—and cabaret-style parodies of Britney Spears and Tom Jones. The evening is filled with romantic melodies such as “Leben ohne Liebe kannst du nicht” ( “You Can’t Live Without Love”), big band arrangements of standards like “Amapola”, and a variety of classics like “Sie Sind mir so sympathisch” (“I Find You So Sympatico”). Slick, nostalgic, and unmistakably modern, their performances are executed with uncanny precision, drama, and humor.

“A natural baritone, he pitched his singing voice high, relying on a nasal head tone with a bit of a snarl behind it, and then rising —a born crooner—to a soft white-colored falsetto calculated to melt your heart..”
THE WASHINGTON POST

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