Symbolists and Symbolism

(Feb 2012)

The “glamorous, vibrato-rich voice” (San Francisco Classical Voice) of soprano Katherine Whyte (English National Opera, Canadian Opera Company, l’Opéra National de Bordeaux) presents the lovely, haunting Six Songs for Soprano, Op. 38 of Sergei Rachmaninoff.  Robert Schumann’s Four Duets for Soprano and Tenor, Op. 78 has Whyte join forces with tenor Sam Chung (Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, Lyric Opera Studio Weimar) as they sing these sometimes humourous, sometimes tender, but always enchanting songs.  Schumann’s Dichterliebe, uses the witty, scathing poetry of Heinrich Heine, a wonderful complement to the Russian symbolist poetry of Rachmaninoff’s Op. 38 songs.  This beloved song cycle will be performed by Colin Ainsworth, tenor, who recently made his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Symphony Orchestra.  This is the first concert of New York Poetry and Song.  Curated by Suna Chung, New York Poetry and Song is a concert series devoted to the presentation of Art Song in the city.  Please look for upcoming concerts on the Greenwich House calendar.

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 8 p.m.

Greenwich House Music (Renee Weiler Hall)

46 Barrow Street (near 1 train Christopher Street stop)

Tickets @ door: $15 general, $10 students/seniors


Der Kuss (1907-08) Gustav Klimt at the Belvedere

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