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October 17, 2014

White Light Festival 2014: "Winterreise" with Matthias Goerne, November 11

White Light Festival

White Light Festival 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Winterreise (U.S. Premiere production)

William Kentridge, concept and video

Matthias Goerne, baritone

Markus Hinterhäuser, piano

Schubert: Winterreise, D.911

There will be a pre-concert discussion at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse.

Winterreise is co-commissioned and co-produced by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen/Niedersächsische Musiktage, Hanover, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, and Opéra de Lille.

Franz Schubert’s song cycle for voice and piano, Winterreise (Winter’s Journey), is one of the landmark creations of the Western musical canon. Written in 1827, the cycle is set to 24 poems by the German poet Wilhelm Müller. Deeply existential and brooding in content and mood, Winterreise is eerily modern in its subject matter and outlook and has inspired a broad range of 20th century and contemporary artists in their own work. In this presentation, the acclaimed South African director and artist William Kentridge creates a unique visual and staged environment for his voyage through Schubert’s masterpiece, including 24 animated films to complement the cycle’s 24 songs, sung by the incomparable Matthias Goerne, one of the foremost interpreters of Schubert song.


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Winterreise; Franz Schubert/William Kentridge; Director and visual...
Caption: Winterreise comes to White Light Festival November 11, 2014 at Alice Tully Hall.
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