Complete Performance of Schubert Song Cycle


Contributed by Erik Kibelsbeck

Tenor David Parks and pianist Read Gainsford will present a complete performance of the Schubert song cycle Die Schöne Müllerin on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:00 pm in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

One of the great song cycles, the 20 songs are set to poems by Wilhelm Muller.

David Parks is professor of voice at Ithaca College. He represented the United States in a performance of the Mozart Requiem in Sarajevo that commemorated the victims of terrorism throughout the world. He has performed with opera companies nationwide including the Syracuse Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, Virginia Opera, Arizona Opera, Ithaca Opera, and Opera Delaware.

Read Gainsford has performed widely in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as solo recitalist, concerto soloist, and chamber musician. He has made successful solo debuts at Wigmore Hall and Weill Recital Hall, as well as performing in many other venues, including the John F. Kennedy Center, Barbican Centre, and St-Martin-in-the-Fields.