Roger Vignoles

March 22: Schubert's 'Winterreise'

UD Master Players Concert Series to present Franz Schubert's 'Winterreise'

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1:37 p.m., March 14, 2012--The University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series will continue with a presentation of Franz Schubert's Winterreise: A Vocal and Piano Recital at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 22, in Gore Recital Hall of the Roselle Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature British pianist Roger Vignoles, who is internationally recognized as one of the world’s finest collaborative artists. 

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Vignoles will be joined by UD faculty baritone Robert Brandt in a performance of Winterreise -- or A Winter's Journey -- one of the greatest and most popular song cycles ever written.

The 24 songs of the cycle are settings of the evocative poetry of Schubert’s contemporary, Wilhelm Müller. 

The cycle is a deeply moving and heartrending portrayal of suffering and loss. It traces the poet’s journey as he walks through a winter landscape, reflecting not only on his lost love but also on larger questions of life’s meaning.

The concert is funded in part by a grant from the University Faculty Senate Committee on Cultural Activities and Public Events (CAPE).

MPCS tickets cost $25 for the general public; $20 for senior adults, UD faculty, staff and alumni; and $10 for students with ID. 

Tickets are available at the REP box office in the Roselle Center for the Arts, telephone 302-831-2204.

For more information about the series and to learn more about the upcoming program and artists, visit the MPCS website.

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The 2011-12 MPCS will culminate with the theatrical multimedia production iMusic 5: Encounters with performances at 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, in Mitchell Hall.

The presentation will focus on China's Qing Dynasty and the cultural interchange between East and West, and will be held in conjunction with a weeklong symposium sponsored by UD's Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center.

The concert production will transport the audience to the Qing Dynasty, which ruled from 1644 to 1912 and marked the final golden period of the imperial China. It will feature the world premiere of 6ixwire United, a composition by UD's Xiang Gao, internationally known violinist and director of MPCS.

Concert tickets cost $25 for the general public; $20 for senior adults, UD faculty, staff and alumni; and $10 for students with ID. Tickets are available at the REP box office in the Roselle Center for the Arts, telephone 302-831-2204.

Symposium presentations are planned as follows:

• Friday, April 13, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts, "The Qing Dynasty's Encounters with the West and the Untold Stories of Chinese-Americans in the 19th Century." Panelists will be UD faculty members David Pong; Jean Pfaelzer, award-winning author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against the Chinese Americans; and Jonathan Russ.

• Thursday, April 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., 109 Willard Hall Education Building, "Conserving the Qing Dynasty on Paper." Panelists will be Marcia Reed, chief curator, Getty Research Institute; Vimalin Rujivacharakul of the UD faculty, architectural historian and member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University; and Caitlin R. O'Grady, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Conservation Education in UD's Department of Art Conservation.

• Friday, April 20, 1:25-3 p.m., Gore Recital Hall, Roselle Center for the Arts, "The Healing Power of Music and Tai Chi from the Qing Dynasty." Panelists will be Russell Murray, music history, of UD's Department of Music; Cathy Yang, artist in residence; Alan Fox of the Department of Philosophy; and Stephanie Mayer-Sattin, master of tai chi and martial arts.

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