Stephanie Blythe Sings Brahms

Program & Artists

All-Brahms Program
Alto Rhapsody
Symphony No. 1

Leon Botstein conductor
Stephanie Blythe mezzo-soprano
Bard Festival Chorale


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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 the sweeping cantata Rinaldo, inspired by another Goethe poem about a knight who has been enchanted by a cunning sorceress. The program concludes 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.

Concert Details

Estimated duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Brief remarks by a TŌN musician

Johannes Brahms Rinaldo
Bard Festival Chorale
42 min

20 min

Brief remarks by a TŌN musician

Johannes Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Stephanie Blythe mezzo-soprano
Bard Festival Chorale
13 min

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1
47 min

All timings are approximate. Program and artists subject to change.

Sample the Music

Brahms Rinaldo

Brahms Alto Rhapsody

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Photo: Stephanie Blythe

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