Lakes Area Music Festival: Winter Journey
World-renowned baritone John Taylor Ward returns to perform Franz Schubert’s monumental song cycle Winterreise in this vocal recital with pianist Scott Lykins. The two serve as founding artistic directors of the Lakes Area Music Festival, Artists in Residence at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis for a four-concert Winter Series, and have performed together for over a decade throughout the US and Europe.
Regarded as the pinnacle of German lieder, these 24 songs tell the story of a narrator’s journey through the bitter cold of winter. Having lost his beloved, and acknowledging his impending mortality, he departs under cover of darkness and provides a reflective account. The piano provides vivid portrayals of the natural landscape – the wind, rivers, trees, flowers, birds, and snow – that the narrator encounters, impacting his internal struggles.
Woman’s Club of Minneapolis | Door Open – 6:00 pm, Music – 7:00 pm
Open to the Public, Donation-Based Attendance (No Tickets Required). Bar Service.
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