Stephanie Blythe Sings Brahms
Part of TŌN’s Fisher Center concert series
Award-winning mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, artistic director of Bard Conservatory’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, joins TŌN for an all-Brahms concert. She performs his profound and dramatic Alto Rhapsody, based on a Goethe poem, which he composed as a wedding gift for the daughter of Robert and Clara Schumann, for whom he once carried a torch. The program also includes tenor Joshua Blue in the sweeping cantata Rinaldo, inspired by another Goethe poem about a knight who has been enchanted by a cunning sorceress. And we conclude with Brahms’ masterful First Symphony, which the composer toiled over for 14 years before its debut performance.
These concerts will also be livestreamed on TŌNtube.
Brief remarks by TŌN cellist Jihyun Hwang
Brief remarks by TŌN flutist Jordan Arbus
All timings are approximate.
Sample the Music
Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Brahms Symphony No. 1
Photo: Stephanie Blythe