Returning to Atlanta after a sold-out show two years ago, German singer Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester will perform at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m.
The performance, which features hits from Berlin’s 1920s and 1930s combines “hilarious sarcasm, orchestral sheen and biting satire” to captivate international audiences and transcend language barriers, said Monica Johnson, spokesperson for Atlanta’s Friends of Goethe at Goethe Institut Atlanta, which organized the event.
The music highlighted comes from an era when revolutionary ideas were reflected in the arts, music and architecture, Marlene Dietrich was the most celebrated star, and dancehalls and cabarets buzzed with activity, she said.
According to Ms. Johnson, the performance has been very well received in Europe, with some 200 concerts sold out annually.
Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester have toured the U.S. several times since 2001 and are scheduled to open a tour in November 2005 with a performance in New York’s Carnegie Hall.
Tickets are $25 to members of Friends of Goethe or the Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta and $35 for non-members. Costs for the concert and a post-concert reception are $75 for members of both groups and $130 for non-members. An additional $3 administrative fee will be charged each ticket.
Tickets may be purchased at www.goethe.de/atlanta, the Fox Theatre box office or at ticketmaster.com. For more information, call Friends of Goethe at (404) 892-2388.