Julia Bullock, Christine Goerke & Christian Gerhaher Lead White Lights 2019 Festival

By Francisco Salazar

The White Lights Festival has announced its 2019 festival featuring numerous experimental works and a number of operatic and vocal evenings. For this article, we will only announce vocal events.

“En Masse,” a work created by Yaron Lifschitz with the Circa Ensemble, is set to feature selections by Swedish composer Klara Lewis interspersed with selections from Schubert’s “Winterreise” and “Schwanengesang.”

Performance Dates: Oct. 23-25, 2019

Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber perform an all-Mahler Songs program. The concert will include the composer’s “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen,” “Songs from Des Knaben,” “Wunderhorn,” and “Kindertotenlieder.”

Performance Date: Oct. 29, 2019

Julia Bullock and pianist Cédric Tiberghien perform “Zauberland: An encounter with Schumann’s Dichterliebe.” The piece features text by Heinrich Heine and Martin Crimp and music by Robert Schumann and Bernard Foccroulle. Katie Mitchell directs the work.

Performance Dates: Oct. 29-30, 2019

Harry Christophers leads the Britten Sinfonia and The Sixteen, choir in MacMillan’s Stabat Mater as well as Miserere. Both pieces are set to receive their U.S. premieres.

Performance Date: Nov. 7, 2019

Ensemble Basiani performs traditional a cappella folk, sacred, and work songs from the Republic of Georgia.

Performance Date: Nov. 13, 2019

The Attacca Quartet and Caroline Shaw join forces for a program of all Caroline Shaw music.

Performance Date: Nov. 14, 2019

Christine Goerke, Ekaterina Gubanova, Stephen Gould, Günther Groissböck, Neal Cooper, and Hunter Enoch star in the second act of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde.” The National Symphony Orchestra is led by Gianandrea Noseda.

Performance Date: Nov. 17, 2019

Katherine Watson, Rowan Pierce, and Iestyn Davies star in a concert entitled “Gloria” featuring Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Jonathan Cohen conducts and performs on harpsichord.

Performance Date: Nov. 21, 2019