David Allen Wehr plays Debussy's Suite Bergamasque and L'isle joyeuse
3:00 p.m. Concert
A co-presentation with Pittsburgh Song Collaborative, Benjamin Binder, Artistic Director
Schubert was most famous during his lifetime for his over 600 songs, some of which were grouped into cycles. Perhaps the most important of these is the death-haunted "Winterreise", a journey into winter's darkness many music lovers consider Schubert's finest achievement in song. Vocal expert Benjamin Binder is joined by acclaimed baritone Daniel Teadt. Winter is coming!
With its themes of alienation, exile, obsession, and lost love, Winterreise speaks to our current social and political moment in moving and startling ways. In addition to a complete, uninterrupted performance of the entire cycle, six Pittsburgh poets (Jen Ashburn, Sheila Carter-Jones, Lori Jakiela, Adriana E. Ramirez, Sheila Squillante, and Don Wentworth) will give readings of new work responding to the songs.
Winterreise (Winter Journey) song cycle, D. 911
Daniel Teadt, baritone Benjamin Binder, piano
Jen Ashburn Sheila Carter-Jones Lori Jakiela Adriana E. Ramirez Sheila Squillante Don Wentworth