LIEDERABEND SERIES 2017/18
Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano, and the Alexander String Quartet:
Zakarias Grafilo, violin - Frederick Lifsitz, violin - Paul Yarbrough, viola - Sandy Wilson, cello
Mahler   Songs of a Wayfarer, Rückert-Lieder, Kindertotenlieder
Sunday, September 10, 5pm       Noe Valley Ministry  [map]       Tickets

Master Workshops and Coaching

LIEDER ALIVE!’s Master Vocal Workshops bring together internationally renowned master artists, including Thomas Hampson, Marilyn Horne, June Anderson, and Håkan Hagegård, with highly accomplished emerging and established professional singers for intensive training and performance.

Our Lieder Institute, led by Master Coach John Parr deepens this experience.

Neue Lieder

Kurt Erickson, our Composer-in-Residence, heads our Neue Lieder Commissioning Program, which began with a five-song cycle by Mr. Erickson written for Heidi Moss Erickson. The program continued with further works for Kindra Scharich, Paul Yarbrough, and Kirk Eichelberger, and in the 2017/18 Season, they will be joined by pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg.

Under Mr. Erickson’s direction, our “Neue Lieder Songbook” includes a wealth of original works by Mr. Erickson and other guest Neue Lieder composers.

Mahler Cycles Recording Project

LIEDER ALIVE! has embarked on a unique collaboration with the award-winning Alexander String Quartet and the acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Kindra Scharich, on the performance and recording of some of the great orchestral Lieder, transcribed for voice and string quartet by Zakarias Grafilo, the Quartet’s first violinist.

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Performances

LIEDER ALIVE!’s annual Liederabend Series, now at the Noe Valley Ministry, has featured such outstanding artists as Brian Asawa, Kirk Eichelberger, George Fee, Heidi Moss Erickson, John Parr, Kindra Scharich, Simona Snitkovskaya, Katharine Tier, Paul Yarbrough, and the Alexander String Quartet.

Following a rare benefit performance of Wagner’s transcendent Wesendonck-Lieder by Heidi Melton and John Parr, Heidi spoke about LIEDER ALIVE!—and the importance of operatic voices singing Lieder.