This season's Winter Festival celebrates the prolific output and influence of Franz Schubert, one of music's truly timeless geniuses.
Like a shooting star, Franz Schubert blazed across music’s sky for a brief 31 years, leaving behind over 1,000 works that transformed the Classical into the Romantic age. His lifestyle continues to bewilder; his output continues to astound; and his impact on performers and listeners can only be explained in terms of magic.
Four programs spanning Schubert’s creative career and variety of compositions offer a rich journey into one of music’s most ethereal worlds. A fifth concert explores the legacy of Schubert and how composers in the two centuries following his death have re-worked and been inspired by his compositions.
- Schubert “Gretchen am Spinnrade” for Voice and Piano, D. 118, Op. 2 (1814)
- Schubert Five German Dances for String Quartet, D. 90 (1813)
- Schubert “Auf dem Strom” for Voice, Horn, and Piano, D. 943, Op. 119 (1828)
- Schubert “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” (The Shepherd on the Rock) for Voice, Clarinet, and Piano, D. 965, Op. 129 (1828)
- Schubert Octet in F major for Winds and Strings, D. 803, Op. 166 (1824)