The Jazz suite for orchestra , the piece composed in 1921 by the Czechoslovakian composer of Jewish origin Erwin Schulholff (1894-1942), who would end up dying in a concentration camp from tuberculosis, is the common thread of the show at the Temporada Alta Festival that will bring together on November 11 on the stage of the Auditori de Girona to the German singer and actress Ute Lemper and the Gio Symphonia symphony orchestra, under the baton of Francesc Prat.
Accompanied by the 51 musicians of the young group, created 11 years ago, Lemper will intervene between the different movements of this suite that Schulhoff composed during the interwar period, a time when the composer was influenced by Dadaism, jazz and communism. The soloist will perform with the orchestra, among other authors, themes by the German Kurt Weill (1900-1950) and Hanns Eisler (1898-1962), composers who were forced into exile and whose music was censored by Nazism.
An hour and a quarter musical journey that will transport the viewer to the Weimar Republic, before Hitler came to power, to Berlin, which wanted to be the European capital of musical avant-garde and, above all, of cabaret. The German artist explained yesterday during the press conference of the show that a hundred years have passed since the music of the Weimar Republic "but she continues to speak for herself of the current era, we have the same problems, such as racism and anti-Semitism and there are to continue claiming freedom”, explained Lemper, adding that he puts himself at the service of “a highly politically charged, anti-fascist music that explores the concept of freedom and questions the meaning of war or racism”.
The director of the Gio, Francesc Prat, assured that the performance will be a good opportunity for the public to discover the music of Schulhoff, very little known in Catalonia.