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Johnny's Song
from Johnny Johnson by Kurt Weill
A track from Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill featuring pianist Kenneth Merrill.

June 9th, 2015

Following a busy start to 2015 that included his first foray into Mahler and a new opera in China, James is preparing for a long stint with the New Zealand Opera in a revival of the Madama Butterfly he was a part of in 2013, and a new production of Tosca with Simon O'Neill as Cavaradossi. It promises to be an exciting season ahead for New Zealand Opera and James is delighted to be involved.

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August 23rd, 2014

With Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill live in San Francisco only a week away, James is very excited about the prospect of returning to San Francisco where he has such great memories of his summer in the Merola Opera Program. He hopes that those of you in the Bay Area will be able to make it out for the performance.

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October 25th, 2014

After an extraordinarily satisfying and successful world première of Anthony Ritchie's This Other Eden at the Otago Arts Festival, James is performing a recital with his wife Jillian Zack in Greytown, New Zealand.

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August 23rd, 2014

With Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill live in San Francisco only a week away, James is very excited about the prospect of returning to San Francisco where he has such great memories of his summer in the Merola Opera Program. He hopes that those of you in the Bay Area will be able to make it out for the performance.

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August 5th, 2014

James has returned home to New York after a highly successful and extremely exhausting run of Young Frankenstein at the Mac-Haydn Theater. He now delves into preparations for a busy few months ahead which include concerts in San Francisco and New Zealand as well as the world premiere of Anthony Ritchie's new opera This Other Eden.

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April 24th, 2014

Having released Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill on March 2nd, James is very excited to announce that the live program associated with the album will recieve its first performance in the United States on August 30th in San Francisco. James will be joined again at the piano by his wife Jillian Zack and the program will be presented at the beautiful home of Peter Winklestein. Peter's wife Barbara was a hugely important inspiration for the creation of the album so James is honored to return to the place where the concept began for this performance.

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March 4th, 2014

Exiled: The Evolution of Kurt Weill was released worldwide on March 2nd, and was quickly followed by the launch of the companion website on March 3rd.

This project presents this music in a vibrant way, staying true to the style of this unusual composer, whilst enlightening the listener about Weill's life and times. This marks the culmination of years of research, and hours in the studio with pianist Kenneth Merrill. James is delighted with the result and hopes you will have an opportunity to not only listen to the album, but also explore the website to learn more about Weill and his remarkable story.

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