The Mercury News: Lieder Alive! adds new songs to an old tradition

January 10, 2018

Mezzo-soprano Kindra Scarich will be part of a Lieder Alive! concert that pairs old works from the standard repertoire to new vocal compositions.

Lieder — the revered song tradition closely associated with the Romantic era — isn’t fixed in the past. It’s still evolving, and Lieder Alive! is helping to keep it that way.

This weekend, the San Francisco organization launches its 2018 offerings with a “Neue und Alte” (new and old) Liederfest. The concert presents well-known works from the song repertoire by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Schumann and others, “in dialogue with” new works by contemporary composers Mark Carlson, Kurt Erickson and Luna Pearl Woolf.

The featured singers include soprano Heidi Moss Erickson and mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich; pianists Kurt Erickson and Ronny Michael Greenberg are the program’s accompanists.

Details: 5 p.m. Jan. 14; Noe Valley Ministry, San Francisco; $35 advance, $40 at the door; $75 premium reserved seats; 415-561-0100;


Read at: The Mercury News

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