La Belle Époque Cabaret: An Evening in the Bohemian Style
- July 27, 2012 7:30 pm
- July 27, 2012 10:00 pm
- $25 ($20 members); Price includes one absinthe drink provided by Pernod Ricard; Seating is limited; Preregistration is required; Call 412.622.3288 to register.
- Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
The cafés, cabarets, music halls, and outdoor theaters of 19th-century Paris served as the crossroads for bourgeois and bohemian cultures. The unknown, wealthy, famous, and infamous mingled with artists, writers, musicians, and performers in well-known establishments including Le Chat Noir, Le Mirliton, Le Moulin Rouge, Café Guerbois, and later, La Nouvelle-Athènes. Join us for an evening evoking the environment of a bawdy Parisian cabaret from La Belle Époque. Members of the Pittsburgh Song Collaborative will perform period French songs (accompanied by English subtitles or translated into English) originally sung by Yvette Guilbert, Aristide Bruant, and others. The emcee, played by Rob Frankenberry, will be your guide through musical selections, comedic monologues, and satirical skits. Projected images of artworkwill help emphasize the role that café culture played for Impressionist artists. Featured performers also include Benjamin Binder, piano; Rob Frankenberry, tenor; Olga Perez Flora, mezzo-soprano; and Joseph Gaines, tenor. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.