British cellist, bass-baritone, and actor Matthew Sharp sings Schubert’s Der Erlkönig and Jacques Brel’s Chanson des Vieux Amants and will be joined by UMBC string faculty for the celestial and unsurpassed chamber work, Schubert’s Cello Quintet.
“Jacques Brel found Schubert’s C major Quintet inspirational – he listened to it when he wrote,” comments Matthew Sharp. “I’ve always felt that their music shared a raw, unguarded, ‘leap from the precipice’ quality. So, we’re including two of their iconic songs — one where terror and death rips through the veil between fantasy and reality, the other in which love is both chains and salvation — as both a context for this late masterpiece and as a prelude to the cabaret concerto on Friday, September 8, Death’s Cabaret — A Love Story.”
Franz Schubert — String Quintet in C Major, Op. 163, D. 956
Franz Schubert — Der Erlkönig
Jacques Brel — Chanson des Vieux Amants
UMBC String Faculty:
Christian Tremblay, Airi Yoshioka, Violins
Lisa Steltenpohl, Viola
Gita Ladd, Cello
Matthew Sharp is an internationally recognized classical artist and a fearless pioneer. An ‘unrivaled’ and ‘unprecedented’ artist working in music and across disciplines, Sharp blends provenance and vision in a unique and potent way. He studied cello with Boris Pergamenschikow in Cologne, voice with Ulla Blom in Stockholm and English at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was taken to Jacqueline du Pré when he was 12, Galina Vishnewskaya when he was 18, and studied chamber music with the Amadeus Quartet. Sharp has appeared as solo performer with the RPO, LPO, RLPO, CBSO, Orchestra of Opera North, SCO, EUCO, ESO, Manchester Camerata, Orchestra of the Swan, Orchestra X, Arensky Chamber Orchestra, and Ural Philharmonic. He has recorded for Sony, EMI, Decca, Naxos, Somm, NMC, Avie and Whirlwind and has appeared in recital as both cellist and singer at Wigmore Hall, SBC and Salle Gaveau.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC students with ID and Music faculty/staff, available online (to be announced) or at the box office one hour before performances.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located — please click here for additional information.
This event is made possible through sponsorship from the Center for Research, Innovation and Creativity in the Arts; the Department of Music; the Department of Dance; the Department of Theatre; and the Department of English.