GSCC Member Event
Swan Song: Schubert's Final YearAn evening devoted to the music of Franz Schubert
Biographers gasp in wonder at Schubert’s productivity during the final year of his life. He completed the “Symphony No. 9 in C Major” (“The Great”) as well as the “C Major String Quintet,” one of the greatest chamber works ever composed. He penned six songs that wound up in the song cycle “Schwanengesang” (“Swan Song”), the three “Piano Pieces” and the last three piano sonatas.
Finally, Schubert completed his greatest choral work, the “Mass No. 6 in E-flat Major” and two related shorter anthems, the “Tantum ergo in E-Flat” and the “Offertory in B Flat,” all of which will comprise our concert program on March 14. The “Mass No. 6 in E Flat,” not performed until a year after his death, was his most ambitious work, employing his own subjective romantic feelings, and the influence of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach.
Concert will feature:
“Mass No. 6 in E-Flat, D. 950”
“Tantum ergo in E-Flat, D. 962”
“Offertory in B-Flat, ‘Intende voci,’ D. 963”
With guest artists:
Members of the North Corner Chamber Orchestra
Jennifer Bromagen, soprano
Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano
Zach Finkelstein, tenor
Brendan Tuohy, tenor
Charles Robert Stephens, baritone