Musica Viva NY to Present Soloists in ‘Eine Schubertiade’ Concert

By Logan Martell

On May 16, 2021, Musica Viva NY will conclude its 20-21 virtual season with “Eine Schubertiade,” a concert of lieder by Schubert featuring the company’s soloists.

The concert will be opened by the Music Viva NY Choir singing the “Kyrie” from “Mass in G Major” and “Ave Maria” arranged for solo voice, choir, and organ. The program includes works such as “Auf der Bruck,” “Der Tod und das Mädchen,” “Fischerweise,” “Gretchen am Spinnrade,” “Nacht und Träume,” “Auf dem Wasser zu singen,” “Wandrers Nachtlied (II),” “Die Forelle,” “Am Tage aller Seelen,” and more.

Soloists will include sopranos Shabnam Abedi, Erinn Sensenig, and Jianing Zhan, mezzos Barbara Fusco-Spera and Chloe Schaaf, contralto Heather Petrie, tenors Shawn Bartels, Paul D’Arcy, Nathan Siler, and Andrew Troup, bass Erik Anstine, bass-baritone David Baldwin, and baritone James Dargan. They will be accompanied by Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez.

The concert will be held virtually, with a pre-concert talk by George Stauffer at 4:30. Tickets are available for $20.

Founded in 1977, Musica Viva NY is a chamber choir based in the historic All Soul’s Church in Manhattan, bringing music to the community through their yearly concert series, outreach programs, and artistic vision.