Special LIEDER ALIVE! Mahlerfest
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

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, and continued with further works for Kindra Scharich and Paul Yarbrough, and also for Kirk Eichelberger.

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

Collaborations

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.

Performances

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.

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.

LIEDERABEND SERIES 2016/17 - next: Anthony Reed / John Parr