- NOE VALLEY CHAMBER MUSIC 2016 Benefit Concert (printable PDF)
presents members of the LIEDER ALIVE! Chamber Ensemble
Sunday, March 13, 2016 6pm — Noe Valley Ministry
PRIOR SPECIAL EVENTS
- Brian Asawa and Diana Tash: CD Release Celebration with Merola
(details on the Merola site)
- A Wealth of Autumnal Lieder in our Town! — Events and Collaborations (PDF)
- GALA BENEFIT 2014 Sunday, June 22
- The Goethe Institut continues its collaboration with LIEDER ALIVE!
The film Kathleen Ferrier (2012), celebrating the centennial of her birth, was introduced by Kindra Scharich, our radiant young mezzo-soprano, and Paul Yarbrough, the wonderful violist of the renowned Alexander String Quartet. Together, they also graced us with a brief musical tribute to Kathleen Ferrier.
The English contralto Kathleen Ferrier had a voice like no other. We continued her centennial celebration on film, in tribute to her life in music. Beginning her life in music as a pianist, she came to singing only as a result of winning a singing competition on a dare. Her letters and diaries further reveal the delightful fun-loving, witty woman behind the dignity of her singing. From 1947, the great German-born conductor, Bruno Walter inspired and personally coached her in the art of German Lieder, leading to an invaluable recording partnership, including their seminal version of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and even accompanying her himself at the piano in Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben at the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival. Just a single phrase of Ferrier’s singing reveals a voice of unearthly warmth and beauty coupled with an innate simplicity of expression. Bruno Walter said after her untimely death from breast cancer in 1953 at age of just 41, that “The greatest thing in music in my life has been to know Kathleen Ferrier and Gustav Mahler—in that order.”
- Schumann & Brahms celebration at the GERMAN CONSULATE GENERAL
LIEDER ALIVE! is profoundly grateful to the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Peter Rothen and Mrs. Gerlind Rothen for this rare opportunity to offer German Lieder at the German Consulate General.
- LIEDER ALIVE! in collaboration with The Morrison Chamber Music Center
YEHUDI MENUHIN CHAMBER MUSIC SEMINAR AND FESTIVAL
San Francisco State University. February, 2013