Come, celebrate Halloween in style at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie!
October 31st sees my return to Café Sabarsky, where I’ll again chart a dark and whimsical path through disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures, conjuring the decadence and decay of 1920′s berlin. Singing in French, German and English, pianist Steven Ray Watkins and I will perform reimagined works by Weimar-era composers and modern day artists alike, including Hans Eisler, Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Cher, and Friedrich Hollaender, among numerous, glittering others.
“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”
Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC
The performance is at 9pm, preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. Combined cost is $110 (dinner $65, performance $45; purchased together).
To purchase tickets, please click here, or call +1 (212) 628-6200, ext. 485.
Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, exploring the special relationship that existed then between the fine arts (of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka) and the decorative arts (created at the Wiener Werkstätte by such well-known figures as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Adolf Loos). The Galerie is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC.
Listen below to Edith Piaf’s classic, “Padam” as transformed by myself and Benjamin Ickies, in our ’90′s trip-hop studio recording:
“(Smith) embodies all that is unique about this art form — it would be a challenge to look away from him. There isn’t an extraneous gesture, expression, word or note. He has chiseled away everything that is unimportant to get down to a precise core. This is cabaret at its best and most interesting!”
Arthur Frank, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City