Shriver Hall Concert Series to Present Mark Padmore & Mitsuko Uchida

By Francisco Salazar

Shriver Hall Concert Series is set to present tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Mitsuko Uchida on March 10, 2024.

The pair will perform the composer’s famous song cycle “Winterreise,” a work that expresses a physical and spiritual journey of winter.

In a statement Padmore said, “’Words make you think thoughts / Music makes you feeling a feeling / But a song makes you feel a thought.’ This wonderful description by Yip Harburg – lyricist of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ – perfectly captures what makes Schubert such a great songwriter. Words and music, singer and pianist combine to take us on a literal and metaphorical journey. We are really excited to bring this masterpiece to the Shriver Hall Concert Series.”

“Winterreise” shows similarities to Schubert’s symphonies and operas and has been recognized as an authentic Romantic work and some speculate that it is an autobiographical work as well.