This evening Schubertiade is an exploration of Franz Schubert's music in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Schubert's work is filled with a tension between lightness and darkness, exploring themes of loneliness and death, all while holding hope for life. Viewed against the backdrop of this unprecedented and harrowing time of solitude, this music gains a newfound meaning.
As we emerge from a year of lockdown, soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu present a thought-provoking programme of Schubert's works that sheds light on our shared experience in solitude, featuring selections from song cycles Einsamkeit and Schwanengesang, as well as the monumental final Piano Sonata in B-flat, D. 960.
Tickets are limited and need to be booked on our website in advance. You will not be able to attend the event without a pre-booked ticket.
Visitors must have a negative (rapid flow) covid test or be fully vaccinated. We ask you also follow social distancing, wear a mask and sanitise your hands. Please do not visit the ACF if you have Covid symptoms.
Solitude with Schubert
Works by Franz SCHUBERT 1797-1827
Einsamkeit, D 620
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat major, D. 960
Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza
Allegro ma non troppo
Selections from Schwanengesang, D. 967