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We are in Berlin of the 1920s. After the tragedy and absurdity of the First World War and the insecurity of the period that followed, the people of Berlin are ready to break all the old rules. The nightlife in the city is exploding. Cabarets, night clubs, cinemas, and theatres are competing with each other to attract their audience. No limits, no taboos – everything is possible.

This is the background for one of the most famous popular tunes of the 20th century: Mack the Knife. This song is part of a unique music theatre show, "The Threepenny Opera." The play was written by Bertold Brecht, with music by Kurt Weill.

In this live event, we will look at the story behind the music as we examine Kurt Weill's composition and provide a glimpse into a musician's destiny and how it reflects the history of that time. This event is free for anybody who's interested, so please RSVP now to save your spot!


Thursday, September 3, 2020


1:00 pm (Eastern Time US/Canada)


Zoom (After registering, please check your email inbox for details)

Safety Protocol:

We have taken several additional precautions to ensure that everybody enjoys a safe, entertaining, and informative experience.

  • Every Virtual Experience will require a password to enter.
  • Lectures will be locked after they begin, so please arrive early.
  • Anybody posting spam or offensive comments will be removed.

Markus Stuckelberger
Markus Stuckelberger

Markus Stuckelberger was born in Switzerland but has lived his entire adult life in France. His background is in the Theatre where he ran a Dance Theatre company for several years alongside his wife, Kate Webb, who has also accompanied numerous Encore groups throughout Europe.

Markus has been playing the trumpet since he was eight years old, and regularly plays with different Jazz combos in Southern France. He has been working with Encore/ACIS for over thirty years and has traveled as a Tour Manager with numerous Encore choirs and orchestras.

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