The Kurt Weill Foundation is proud to announce the grant recipients for the 2021 cycle in support of performances of musical works by Kurt Weill and Marc Blitzstein, along with support to individuals and not-for-profit organizations for relevant research and scholarly initiatives pertaining to Kurt Weill, Lotte Lenya, and Marc Blitzstein. An additional application deadline of 1 June 2021 is primarily intended for College/University performance grants for productions taking place in the 2021-2022 academic year. For more information about the Grants Program, click here.

College/University and Amateur Performance
Florentine Opera Company, Young Artist Program (Madison, WI) – Mahagonny Songspiel
Orchestra of the Music Makers (Singapore) – Symphony No. 2
Phoenix Youth Symphony (Phoenix, AZ) – Symphony No. 2
Sydney Conservatorium (Sydney, Australia) – Down in the Valley

Professional Performance
Atlanta Opera (Atlanta, GA) – The Threepenny Opera (authorized concert version using the Blitzstein lyrics and dialogue)
Blomst!/Arte Ensemble (Stuttgart, Germany) – Zaubernacht
Brigantes Symphony (Sheffield, UK) – Symphonic Nocturne from Lady in the Dark
Melbourne Opera (Melbourne, Australia) – Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny
Red Line Productions (Melbourne, Australia) – The Seven Deadly Sins (version for 15 players)/Mahagonny Songspiel
Teatro alla Scala (Milan, Italy) – Die sieben Todsünden/Mahagonny Songspiel

Broadway to Main Street on WLIW 88.3FM (Southampton, NY) – Three episodes hosted by Laurence Maslon: “Kurt Weill in America” (available as podcast), “Marc Blitzstein” and “Kurt Weill’s Hit Parade”

Rebecca Schmid (Berlin, Germany) – Weill, Blitzstein and Bernstein: A Study of Influence