LIEDER ALIVE! is happy to present our third annual Liederabend Series, featuring outstanding artists from across the U.S. and around the world performing glorious repertoire in the intimate setting of the Salle Music Salon. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, or $125 for the full series. Admission includes wine reception and delectables! You won't want to miss exciting recitals, so get your tickets now!
CONCERT 1: Friday, February 28 at 8 p.m. doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano, Paul Yarbrough, viola, George Fee, piano, and Kurk Erickson, piano. Life in Lieder, from SCHUBERT to STRAUSS; ERICKSON - Trio
CONCERT 2: Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. doors open at 1:30 p.m.
Heidi Moss, soprano and Kurt Erickson, piano, performing WOLF, STRAUSS, and ERICKSON.
CONCERT 3: Saturday, May 3 at 8 p.m. doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Peter Grünberg's SongStage - Program to be announced
CONCERT 4: Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Kirk Eichelberger, bass and Simona Snitkovskaya, piano performing SCHUMANN – Dichterliebe, plus ERICKSON and STRAUSS.
LIEDER ALIVE! is a San Francisco-based organization that was founded in 2007 to reinvigorate the teaching, performance, and appreciation of Lieder, a musical form that is generally described as 19th Century songs set to Romantic German poetry. One of our core programs is our Vocal Master Workshop series, which brings outstanding master artists together with highly accomplished emerging and established professional singers for intensive training and performance; the series has included workshops by baritone Thomas Hampson, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, soprano June Anderson, and baritone Håkan Hagegård. LIEDER ALIVE! also offers year-round performance coaching and consulting for singers by founder Maxine Bernstein; the Summer Lieder Institute, which in 2013 year provided coaching sessions for accomplished young professionals with pianist John Parr (former head of music staff at the San Francisco Opera), Alison Pybus (vice president, IMG Artists), and Ms. Bernstein; and “For the Love of Lieder!,” a collaboration with soprano Heidi Moss to provide coaching for gifted amateur singers. LIEDER ALIVE!’s public programming includes our annual Liederabend Series – literally, “Evenings of Song” – which was launched in 2012 at the Salle Music Salon and includes Lieder performances by some of the most outstanding professional singers in the Bay Area and beyond. This past season, we also inaugurated our Neue Lieder Commissioning Program with the World Premiere of two songs by Bay Area composer Kurt Erickson; beginning this season, Erickson will serve as LIEDER ALIVE!’s Composer-in-Residence. Additionally, in Fall 2013, LIEDER ALIVE! will begin co-presentation of a new series titled “Hausmusik” with pianist Peter Grunberg and his organization, SongStage. Ours is the only organization of its kind in the U.S. that is so thoroughly devoted to the performance, training, and appreciation of German Lieder. LIEDER ALIVE! is dedicated to continuing to present outstanding master artists and exceptional singers and instrumentalists who share our unwavering commitment to keeping Lieder where it belongs - alive!