KINDRA SCHARICH, mezzo-soprano, and the ALEXANDER STRING QUARTET:
Zakarias Grafilo, violin - Frederick Lifsitz, violin - Paul Yarbrough, viola - Sandy Wilson, cello
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Wayfarer Songs)
At the San Francisco home of Nancy Quinn and Tom Driscoll Sunday, June 11, 2017 6pm Tickets
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.
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, and continued with further works for Kindra Scharich and Paul Yarbrough, and also for Kirk Eichelberger.
LIEDER ALIVE!’s partnerships in the community now include the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival at San Francisco State University, the Goethe Institut, the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in San Francisco, and, with Peter Grünberg’s Songstage, Hausmusik.
LIEDER ALIVE!’s annual Liederabend Series, now at the Noe Valley Ministry, features 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.
“Lieder Alive! Is Very Much Alive” - Janos Gereben
“Violinist Zakarias Grafilo’s arrangements for voice and string quartet helped bring Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder and Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder to life
in an invigorating performance by mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and the Alexander String Quartet.” - Rebecca Wishnia
“The performance was so beautiful, and so honored the essence of love and longing at the heart of Brahms’ music, that I wanted it to go on and on.”
- Jason Victor Serinus