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Pina40With “Schubert versus Weill – an evening of Lieder”, “PINA40” presents a special concert project to honour/in memory of Pina Bausch.

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Wuppertal, musicians Wolfgang Schmidtke teamed up with Matthias Burkert, in charge of music at the Tanztheather Wuppertal, and the conductor Jan Michael Horstmann to put together this musical event.

The singer Melissa Madden Gray, personally invited by Pina Bausch to sing in her work “Fürchtet Euch nicht” (Part II of “The Seven Deadly Sins”), is Special Guest at the “Schubert versus Weill” evening of Lieder. The concert will take place on Friday, 16 May 2014 at 8 pm in the Mendelssohn Saal of the Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal.

In cooperation with the “Schönberg Ensemble” from the Wuppertal branch of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Conducted by Werner Dickel.

The 2013/2014 “PINA40” anniversary season concludes with dance evening and workshop talks “Discussions with friends”, as well as film performances which will all take place before the end of May.