With Teiya Kasahara 笠原 貞野, voice and David Eliakis, piano
A gender-expansive re-telling of Schumann’s Dichterliebe including additional musical settings by his contemporaries.
Drawing inspiration from the original poetry of Heinrich Heine’s ‘Lyrisches Intermezzo’, Dichterliebe: Whose Love? takes us down a queer, chosen journey rather than the expected 19th century lieder recital of Robert Schumann’s music. Exploring the central question, “Whose love is important, valid, and celebrated?” is the impetus for co-curators and performers Teiya Kasahara and David Eliakis’ inquiry into their classical music educations, the traditions which they have perpetuated in both music and life, and the sex and gender norms that still govern much of today’s performance practices and social discourse. Dichterliebe: Whose Love? gives space for these performer-poets to express their gender-expansive interpretation of love through a variety of settings from Schumann’s original and those of his contemporaries.
This concert was originally scheduled for January 12 & 13, but has been postponed to May 3 & 4.