— Bass-baritone —

A Midwinter's Journey: Schubert's Winterreise with Diderot String Quartet

  • Washington National Cathedral 3101 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20016 United States

Diderot String Quartet is joined by Grammy-award winning singer Dashon Burton and bassist Doug Balliett for a winter’s journey not to be missed. Schubert’s song cycle “Die Winterreise,” based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, tells the devastating story of unrequited love and isolation. It is one of the final works completed by 31-year-old Schubert before his death, and has left a lasting mark on the vocal repertoire. Originally for voice and piano, this arrangement for voice and string quintet by Harold Birston, performed on historical instruments, adds new dimensions of color and texture to this haunting work.