Fair the Fall of Songs Weekend

Liederabend

Saturday February 29 @ 8:00 PM

The tradition of the Liederabend—literally, “evening of song”—dates back to the 1800s, when musicians and lovers of music would gather at someone’s home, and one or more singers and a pianist would perform the songs, or “Lieder,” of composers of the day. German and Austrian composers wrote music for voice and piano before this time, but it wasn’t until the flowering of German literature in the Classical and Romantic eras that composers found high inspiration in great poetry, sparking the genre known as the “Lied.”

Come and enjoy an evening of German Art Song as it was intended–in the parlor setting of Ann Arbor’s own listening room! You’ll hear exceptional vocalists collaborating with Toledo Opera’s own coach and conductor, Kevin Bylsma, culminating in a program that will be both engaging and beautiful!

  • Kevin Bylsma, piano
  • Jane Schoonmaker-Rodgers, soprano
  • Deanna Relyea, mezzo-soprano
  • Jessica Dold, soprano
  • Ellen Scholl, mezzo-soprano
  • Chris Scholl, tenor
  • Katy Pracht-Phares, mezzo-soprano
  • Chrissy Amon, mezzo-soprano