Max Raabe & Palast Orchester: Let’s Do It

Apr 20

8:00 PM

Friday, April 20, 2018

Join the debonair Max Raabe and his Palast Orchester for an evening of vintage glamour and sophistication at Symphony Center. The Berlin-based crooner performs ballroom hits of the 1920s and '30s, along with original songs and a few modern surprises. "Max Raabe likes to party like it's 1929" (The New York Times).


Calling all Palast Orchester fans! Bandleader Max Raabe has eine Nachtricht für Sie: "Shortly we will be in on our yearly North America tour. Come and listen how we mix American standards with their German counterparts written in the late ’20s." Before Raabe and the Palast Orchester return to Chicago for an SCP Special Concert on April 20, here's a personal list of favorites that inspire Herr Max, with comments by the man himself. Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories

When Max Raabe was a 12-year-old living in Lünen, Germany, he discovered a 78-rpm record: “I’m Crazy About Hilda.” It was an instrumental and sounded like nothing his ears recognized. The format, the record itself and the music on it were all old, even pre-dating his parents. “There was a melancholy in the music," he says. "It was like keeping an ear next to a door to another world. I was touched.” Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


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This performance is generously sponsored by Patricia Hyde and the Komarek-Hyde-McQueen Foundation.