In the conclusion of Encore Live: Mack the Knife & the Wild Years of Berlin, Tour Manager Markus Stuckelberger will take us through the dramatic and hilarious events leading up to the triumphant first night of The Threepenny Opera. Markus traces the different destinies of the artists brought together for the creation of this original masterpiece and torn apart by the outbreak of war.

Watch Part 1 of Encore Live: Mack the Knife and the Wild Years of Berlin

Following composer Kurt Weill from Paris to America, we see his music takes on a new color and a new life. The conclusion of this two-part event features an in-depth examination of Germany after World War I, a detailed analysis of the musical structure of Weill’s “Mackie Messer,” and a rendition of “Mack the Knife” performed by Markus’ band.

Watch Encore Live: Mack the Knife and the Wild Years of Berlin (Part 2)

We hope you enjoyed this week’s Encore Live event, and we look forward to seeing everybody in-person on Thursday, September 17th at 11:00 AM EST for Encore Live: Christ Church Cathedral. This special event will include a tour of the famous Cathedral, live performances from the CCC choir, and much more! All Encore Live events are open to everybody, so we encourage everybody to invite any friends, family, or colleagues.

We have several additional Encore Live events lined up in the coming weeks, so please make sure to register to receive updates about future events!


We are committed to providing musicians with resources that will make their lives easier and more enjoyable during these difficult times, so please email encoretours@acis.com with any questions or suggestions.

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