Weekend Concert Series

Lawrence Brownlee, tenor

Myra Huang, piano

Sunday, March 15, 2020
1:30 - 3 pm
Calderwood Hall

This Weekend Concert has been canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156.

Program - Gardner Museum Debut

Robert Schumann, Dichterliebe (text by Heinrich Heine) (1840)
Tyshawn Sorey, The Cycles of My Being (text by Terrance Hayes) (2017)
      Boston premiere
Post-concert conversation with Lawrence Brownlee and Helga Davis

International opera star Lawrence Brownlee brings his golden voice to the greatest of the 19th-century song cycles. Schumann’s Dichterliebe (“A Poet's Love”) pours out the aspiration, melancholy, joy, and stormy passion of an artist’s life in 16 potent songs. As he took up Schumann’s masterpiece, Brownlee was inspired to commission poet Terrance Hayes and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Tyshawn Sorey to create a companion song cycle “that centers on what it means to be an African-American man living in America today.”

Friends of Fenway Court Patrons are invited to receive complimentary tickets and join us for a private reception after the concert.

The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; Marie Louise and David Scudder Concert; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.