Schubert’s Winterreise

A Stranger I Arrive, A Stranger I Depart
Schubert’s Winterreise
Tyler Duncan, baritone; Sarah Rothenberg, piano
Read the program notes by Sarah Rothenberg

“I cannot choose the time of my journey, I must make my own way in this darkness.” – from Winterreise’s opening song, Good-Night

Schubert’s stunning song cycle of a solitary wanderer without shelter is presented in the context of Lebanese-born Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum’s groundbreaking installations, which explore the fragility of home in a world torn apart by war and exile. Metropolitan Opera baritone Tyler Duncan makes his Houston recital debut.

Presented in conjunction with the Menil Collection’s exhibition Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma, on view October 13, 2017 to February 25, 2018

“Duncan has one of those perfect lieder voices: flexible, expressive, consistent in tone and pitch. He also has the requisite dramatic flair and the intelligence to convey the meaning of the poetry.”The Post and Courier

“a pianist who combines heart, intellect, and fabulous technical resources” — Fanfare


These performances are dedicated to the memory of Bertrand Davezac (April 27, 1930 – August 26, 2017), Da Camera founding board member, former chief curator of the Menil Collection, and cherished friend