Liebesode (Ode to Love), featuring Katherine Saik, soprano; Jiayan Sun, piano
Saturday, December 2, 2023 4-6 p.m.
Mezzo-soprano Katherine Saik DeLugan, Core Lecturer of Music at Smith College, and pianist Jiayan Sun showcase works of late Austrian and German Romantic composers who revolutionized Western melody and harmony in service of elevated poetry and storytelling. The program consists of two song cycles by Alma Mahler, Gustav Mahler’s heartbreaking Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children) and Alban Berg’s Sieben frühe Lieder. They will also be joined by guest sopranos Jenna Rae and Erin Casey to perform an excerpt from Richard Strauss’s opera Der Rosenkavalier.
Free and open to the public.