Soprano Ariadne Grief Headlines ‘Schoenberg’s DNA’

By David Salazar

Soprano Ariadne Grief will team up with pianist Conor Hanick and violinist Anna Tsukervanik for a “Schoenberg’s DNA.”

The performance, which is set to take place on May 5, 2019 at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery will center on Schoenberg’s radical musical ideas and chart the artistic trajectory that led to his development. As such, the performers will treat audiences to music by Beethoven, Schumann, Alma Mahler, Berg, Webern, Kurtág, and, of course, Schoenberg.

Among the selections that Grief will take on include Mahler’s “Ich wandle unter Blume,” Berg’s “Geliebte Schöne,” and Schumann’s famed “Dichterliebe.” She will also interpret Mahler’s “In meines Vaters Garten,” and Berg’s “Liebe.”

Grief has appeared in “L’Elisir d’Amore” at the Orlando Philharmonic and “Les Mamelle de Tireesias” at the Aldeburgh Festival, among other productions. She is set to workshop the opera “The Passion According to GH,” and will also be working on “My Barbarian” at the Park Avenue Armory.