Lieder + Love Songs
Ensemble: Skylark Vocal Ensemble
Conductor: Matthew Guard
Date: Friday, Oct 30
Venue: Church of the Ascension, Knoxville, TN
Tickets: Visit Church of the Ascension's website for ticket information
Info: Some of the greatest love songs ever were composed in a time period between roughly 1850 and 1950. During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the “American Standard” of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. In this innovative and entertaining evening, Skylark will share love songs from across this spectrum, organized around several thematic “nights” of love, romance, breakup, and recovery. (It seems to us that nearly every song from this time period involves love or night as a subject!) Join us for this fun (dare we say indulgent?) and beautiful program that pairs melodies from romantic masters Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and Irving Berlin.