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Oct. 21 Schubert day to feature acclaimed soloist
Oct. 21 Schubert day to feature acclaimed soloistOctober 17, 2003Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Rose, Jules R. and Sanford S. Setnor School of Music will host world-renowned baritone Sanford Sylvan, along with pianist David Breitman, who will perform the Franz Schubert song cycle, “Winterreise,” Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. All events are free and open to the public, and parking is available at Irving Garage.
Translated as “Winter Journey,” the cycle traces an alienated wanderer’s descent into despair and madness, and has long been considered one of the seminal works of the Romantic Era.
Probably best known to local audiences for his work with the Skaneateles Festival, Sylvan has also received Grammy and Emmy awards for his role in John Adams’ “Nixon in China,” and received Grammy nominations for his recording with Breitman titled “L’Horizon Chimerique.” He has performed with many of the leading orchestras of the world, including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, London Symphony, Academy of Ancient Music and the NHK (Japanese Broadcasting Corporation) Symphony.
Preceding the concert will be a day of Schubert-related activities. Schubert scholar Richard Kramer will give a lecture at 4 p.m. in Crouse College with a reception to follow. There will also be a pre-concert lecture by music historian Stephen Meyer at 7 p.m. in Setnor Auditorium. On Oct. 22, Sylvan will teach a master class at 2 p.m. to select Setnor School of Music students.
The concert is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of SU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, The Syracuse Symposium and PULSE.