Susquehanna’s Music Department Continues Schubert Celebration
Published on April 2, 2014
On April 8, Susquehanna music faculty and students will perform their next installment of the concert series “Schubert Songs.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art, and is free and open to the public.
The concert series is a 15-year exploration of Austrian composer Franz Schubert’s complete works for voice and piano. It launched in 2013 as part of a monthlong festival honoring the prolific master of Romantic-era music. The series will conclude in 2028 to mark the 200th anniversary of Schubert’s death.
The series was developed by David Steinau, associate professor and chair of the Department of Music, and Naomi Niskala, also an associate professor of music at Susquehanna. Their goal is to commemorate Schubert’s extensive and influential work by performing all of his 600-plus songs for voice and piano.