FAIR THE FALL OF SONGS

A Weekend Celebration of Art Song

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Friday February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 PM

Kerrytown Concert House begins its Fair the Fall of Songs weekend art song celebration non-traditionally with pianist, Kathryn Goodson, and her inventive project: SONGS4WINDS. Experience the lyricism and beauty of art song repertoire “sung” by the expressive and soulful playing of wind instrumentalists! 

Collaborating with celebrated U-M Professor of Trombone, David Jackson, as well as rising young artists playing clarinet, euphonium, flute or saxophone, Kathryn Goodson presents vocal repertoire. These wind instrumentalists sing and emote without words, promising a unique experience for lovers of the art song and operatic genres.

Saturday February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 PM

The second event of our Fair the Fall of Songs celebration brings KCH favorite and Toledo Opera’s own coach and conductor, Kevin Bylsma, who will collaborate with exceptional regional vocalists to bring you a gorgeous evening of German art song. Come and enjoy lieder as it was intended–in the parlor setting of Ann Arbor’s own listening room!

Sunday March 1, 2020 @ 2:00 PM

Appropriately, on the heels of Saturday evening’s Liederabend is the final presentation of KCH’s Fair the Fall of Songs weekend: A Woman’s Life and Love, featuring mezzo soprano, Alta Boover, and pianist, Tian Tian. Beginning with Robert Schumann’s beautiful song cycle, Frauenliebe und Leben, and paired in the second half with a new work by composer, Sara Carina Graef–A Woman’s Life (and Love), featuring poetry by Morgan Parker, Melissa Stein, and Taije Silverman and including famous tweets from current events, this program is sure to be a compelling afternoon of poetry and commentary set to music.