In the lead up to the Gala Concert at the Independent Theatre on Sunday June 26, I caught up with acclaimed baritone, David Greco, to chat about his program, love of Schubert & Emma Kirkby. To book tickets, please click here.
MB: Can you tell us a little bit about the program:
DG: The inspiration for the program came about because the pianist I work with, Peter Toohey, & I are very passionate about Schubert. As a singer performing lieder, Schubert is your first port of call, he’s the great master of nineteenth century German art song. But I find Schubert an alluring character for so many reasons - his personal life, artistic output, his use of harmony and his use of text setting appeals very much to me.
Also, I come about performing Schubert from a Baroque perspective perhaps, or maybe a better way of saying it is that I come from Bach rather than from Mahler when I approach Schubert. That’s not to say that I perform Schubert like Purcell, but that I think I try to come at Schubert...
Dear Members and friends of the Sydney Schubert Society,
As you may recall the Independent Theatre in North Sydney and the Schubert Society will jointly present a Gala Schubertiade on June 26 at 2.30pm at the Independent Theatre. The Schubertiade will feature the marvellous baritone David Greco and pianist Peter Toohey performing lieder by Schubert and Berg. After interval the exciting Sonus Quartet is joined by Marianne Broadfoot and David Campbell for a performance of Schubert's "Trout Quintet".
This Gala Schubertiade is a big project for the Schubert Society and I hope you will support it with your presence and by inviting your friends and family to join you for the afternoon. Please spread the word through your social media contacts as well. Details for ticket purchases and ticket prices can be found on the Independent Theatre's website here which you can also access via the Schubert Society's new website here. Please note that this is an event which is additional to our series of S...