A concert of words and music entirely devoted to Franz Schubert
On Sunday 22 April, at 3pm a concert of words and music entirely devoted to Franz Schubert — a ‘Schubertiad’ — involving a pianist, a violinist, a cellist and a singer will be given in St Mary’s church by Southsea-based cellist Mikhail Lezdkan and three colleagues: Oliver Nelson, Alex Poulton and Bela Hartmann.
Echoing what Schubert and his friends used regularly to do in Vienna, between them they will join forces in a clutch of piano pieces, duos and trios, and some of Schubert’s immortal songs including The Linden Tree and The Hurdy-Gurdy Man.
There will also be brief introductions and some items from the period, read by Martin Muncaster and Piers Burton-Page. The event should finish no later than 5pm.
The ‘Schubertiad’ will be held in St Mary’s church, Buriton, and is free of charge (no tickets needed) with a retiring collection and refreshments available at half time. All are most welcome.