Susan Graham mezzo-soprano
Date/TimeThursday, April 6 at 8:00 pm
Grammy® Award-winning Susan Graham has been honored as Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year (2004). As one of today’s foremost interpreters of French vocal music, the Texas native was awarded the French government’s “Chavalier de la Legion d’Honneur.” In an exceptionally fascinating program of songs in seven languages, Graham takes Schumann’s song cycle “Frauenliebe und -leben (A Woman’s Love and Life)” as point of departure in a deepdiving journey into an ocean of two centuries’ span of art songs that develop the themes touched on in the composer’s lyrical monument.
Songs from Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and works inspired by or related to the cycle by Edvard Grieg, Richard Strauss, John Dankworth, Gabriel Fauré, Ture Rangström, Gustav Mahler, Joaquín Turina, Maurice Ravel, Henri Duparc, Claude Debussy, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Francis Poulenc, Hector Berlioz, Enrique Granados and Roger Quilter.