Musica Viva NY Opens 2018-19 Season With Songs Of Love

By Francisco Salazar

Musica Viva NY kicks off its 2018-19 season with Songs of Love, an evening of lieder by Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and P.D.Q. Bach.

The recital on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 will feature soprano Devony Smith, mezzo-soprano Michèle Eaton, tenor Nathan Siler, and baritone Brian Mextorf, accompanied by Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez and Trent Johnson.

The concert will also include a pre-concert talk at 4 p.m. at All Souls Church with Professor Peter Schickele.

The season will also include End of the War to End All Wars on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, commemorating the end of World War I,  the Aeolus Quartet on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 at Bohemian National Hall, Bernstein at 100 on Sunday, March 10, 2019 celebrating Bernstein’s centennial, and Homage on Sunday, May 19, 2019 spotlighting composers paying tribute to the past masters who inspired them.