|The beautiful dome of the Tonhalle ©B Litjes|
When Ute Lemper plays in London you'll be lucky to find a ticket. The German chartreuse has always been a great personal favourite, so I'm very happy that she is playing our Tonhalle tomorrow, Wednesday December 7 at 8pm.
This extraordinary German chartreuse has collaborated with iconic contemporary song smiths such as Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello to magnificent critical acclaim but it is her interpretations of Kurt Weil and Bertold Brecht that she returns to again and again. Her origins of Germany stay with her always despite her professional travels and personal choice of "home" which is New York City.
As she says herself: "I like to breathe and live inside the centers of chaos in the worlds of today and yesterday."
Tomorrow's programme reads simply beguiling when she performs "Lost Tango - An Hommage to Astor Piazzolla" which, as her website tells us, she plays with "the best and true Tango Musicians of Buenos Aires, partly the veterans of Piazzolla's original band".
Do I really need to say anymore?
Tickets available from the Heinersdorff Tickets
A concert I'm really looking forward to from long before my RhineBuzz days :)