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Performances of the complete Schubert Lieder in NYC
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"I am so excited to hear about the Schubert & Co. project. It is wonderful to hear more than the 100 songs that we regularly hear. There are so many hidden gems, particularly from his earlier years. Schubert for me is the song Shakespeare and seems, like Shakespeare, to understand everything there is to know about what it is to be human. We can all be excited, cheered and consoled by his genius. Bravo, guys, for embarking on this remarkable project!"

- Malcolm Martineau (www.martineau.info)

"Schubert & Co. is a unique project in its ambitions - to present the complete songs of Schubert in a single season - and its origins. While it's rare in the New York concert scene that collaborative pianists invent and inspire a concert series, Lachlan Glen and Jonathan Ware have the passion and artistic vision to bring together dozens of talented young singers to bring this huge treasure trove of songs to life. The eagerness with which singers have responded to the idea suggests that they are hungry to explore this vast repertoire. Presented simply and directly, the concerts will bring the songs to life in the environment they were created for: intimate, unpretentious and apart from the commercial trappings of the larger concert world."

- Brian Zeger (www.brianzeger.com)

"Schubert is my Shakespeare: every age and stage of man, woman, child (and a few supernatural creatures as well) appear in 600-plus of the richest songs in the art song repertory, and "Schubert & Co." will put them all beautifully on display."

- Susan Youens, Ph.D. (Internationally renowned and sought-after scholar, author and educator; author of eight books: "Heine and the Lied", "Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song Cycles", "Hugo Wolf and his Mörike Songs", "Schubert, Müller, and Die schöne Müllerin", "Schubert's Poets and the Making of Lieder", "Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin", "Hugo Wolf: The Vocal Music" and "Retracing a Winter's Journey: Franz Schubert's Winterreise")

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Meet Schubert & Co., a group of artists committed to furthering the art of song, presenting the complete solo Lieder of Franz Schubert in New York City in a series of 31 recitals spanning from September 2012 to May 2013.

Schubert's influence on the art song repertory can be likened to that of Shakespeare on the English language, and this presentation will be a truly monumental event, being the first NYC performance of all 603 of his completed solo songs.

This project is a labor of love for Artistic Directors Lachlan Glen and Jonathan Ware, who together with 53 world-class singers and five outstanding guest pianists will explore Schubert's contribution to this art form and bring these extraordinary works to New York's musical stage. This venture has been met with enthusiastic support from eminent musicians and scholars including Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, Brian Zeger and Susan Youens.

We invite you to join us on this musical journey and encourage you to further explore our website (www.schubertandco.org) to discover more about the participating artists, the songs themselves, our calendar of performances, the sponsors who have made this possible, and the venues in which these recitals will take place.

Everyone involved with this project is doing it out of love and without any financial reimbursement, but we still have expenses. (Sheet music, advertising, program printing, travel expenses for singers, etc.) Please consider giving even $1 to help cover these expenses! Anything and everything is truly appreciated.

Thanks for visiting and helping us fund this project!

Love,

Lachlan, Jonathan and all the artists participating in this project:

Julian Arsenault - baritone

Jim Barbato - tenor

Fleur Barron - mezzo-soprano

Rachel Bate - soprano

Lacey-Jo Benter

Kyle Bielfield - tenor

Benjamin Bloomfield - bass

Jesse Blumberg - baritone

Andrew Bogard - bass-baritone

John Brancy - baritone

Julia Bullock - soprano

Brandon Cedel - bass-baritone

Jeong-Cheol Cha - bass-baritone

Tammy Coil - mezzo-soprano

Katharine Dain - soprano

Charlotte Dobbs - soprano

Dimitri Dover - pianist

Simone Easthope - soprano

Jonathan Estabrooks - baritone

Ying Fang - soprano

Mary Feminear - soprano

William Ferguson - tenor

Liza Forrester - mezzo-soprano

Wallis Giunta - mezzo-soprano

Raquel Gonzalez - soprano

Devon Guthrie - soprano

Lilla Heinrich Szász - soprano

Evan Hughes - bass-baritone

Pureum Jo - soprano

Michael Kelly - baritone

Sungji Kim - soprano

Spencer Lang - tenor

Abigail Levis - mezzo-soprano

Alexander Lewis - tenor

Talya Lieberman - soprano

Will Livermann - baritone

Jazimina MacNeil - mezzo-soprano

Samantha Malk - mezzo-soprano

Kate Mangiameli - soprano

Kelly Markgraf - baritone

Nathalie Mittelbach - mezzo-soprano

Nils Neubert - tenor

Naomi O'Connell - mezzo-soprano

Takaoki Onishi - baritone

Jarrett Ott - baritone

Edward Parks - baritone

Elena Perroni - soprano

Susanna Phillips - soprano

Sarah Shafer - soprano

Tyler Simpson - bass

Lauren Snouffer - soprano

Christopher Tiesi - tenor

Karen Vuong - soprano

Katherine Whyte - soprano

Rachael Wilson - mezzo-soprano

Brian Zeger - pianist

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