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LIED – THE ART OF SONG | CONCERT
DATE CHANGE: DANIEL SERAFIN
THURSDAY NOV 08, 07:30 PM
/// PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY NOV 8, AS DANIEL SERAFIN'S TRAVEL ITINERARY WAS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE ///
The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to present young Austrian baritone Daniel Serafin in concert, with a Lied recital titled: “Verboten und Verbannt – Persecuted Composers and Music”. The evening’s program will feature songs by Mendelssohn, Meyerbeer, Zemlinsky, Zeisl, Schoenberg, and Mahler; Serafin will go on to perform concerts in Los Angeles, Vienna, and Tel Aviv. Jasna Popovic, whose June concert at the ACFNY was a resounding success, will be accompanying him on the piano.
Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY (1809-1847)
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges op. 34 Nr. 2
Altdeutsches Frühlingslied op. 86 Nr. 6
Giacomo MEYERBEER (1791-1864)
Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube
Erich ZEISL (1905-1959)
Die Nacht bricht an
Alexander von ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942)
Und hat der Tag all seine Qual op. 8
Mit Trommeln und Pfeifen op. 8
Tod in Ähren op. 8
Selige Stunde, op. 10
Arnold SCHÖNBERG (1874-1951)
Erwartung op. 2
Alban BERG (1885-1935)
Vielgeliebte schöne Frau
Gustav MAHLER (1860-1911) nach Texten von Friedrich Rückert (1901/02)
Ich atmet‘ einen Lindenduft
Liebst du um Schönheit
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Viennese Baritone Daniel Serafin studied Music in Salzburg, Paris, and Vienna, and followed up with a Postgraduate degree in New York as Master of Arts and Cultural Management. He was a member of the Vienna Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School, New York. Among his vocal coaches are Peter Seiffert, Wiccus Slabbert, Bill Schuman and Michael Rhodes.
Daniel Serafin has been praised as an artist of outstanding promise in opera, recital, and orchestral concerts. The young Austrian baritone’s operatic repertoire spans from the classics to modern works, in his portrayals as Marcello in La Boheme, Sid in Albert Herring, Silvio in Pagliacci, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, the Composer in Viva la Mamma, the Black Cat/Clock in L’enfant et les sortilèges as well as the Count of Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. Daniel Serafin has worked with such noteworthy directors as Academy Award winner Maximilian Schell, Ferruccio Soleri, Volker Schlöndorff, Helmuth Lohner, as well as the legendary Otto Schenk.
For more information, please visit http://danielserafin.com/
Pianist Jasna Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she received her first piano lesson at the age of six. Popovic attended the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany. She has won numerous awards, notably the Fourth Place at the International Competition in Rome and Second Place at the National Piano Competition in Belgrade. Popovic has performed at various festivals throughout Europe, and, in 2005, Popovic was honored with an invitation to perform at the International Keyboard Festival in New York. In 2006, she received the Passantino Award for Special Achievements from the City University of New York. This academic recognition was followed by a series of successful performances at Steinway Hall, Lefrack Hall, Weill Recital Hall/Stern Perlman Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. Jasna Popovic is a Bechstein Artist, residing in New York City.