‘Evening of German Art Song and Poetry’ is interdisciplinarity in action
Here’s more on the interdisciplinary collaboration between UW-Green Bay’s Music and German programs that will see an evening of “Lyrik und Lieder” performed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Jean Weidner Theatre.
Students from Music are being paired with students from the German program to dig deeper into the language and musical settings of the beautiful German poetry (lyrik) found in German art song (lieder). Each German/vocal student pair will meet to discuss the translation and musical setting of the poems that will be performed on March 10. At the concert, the German student will recite the poem and discuss its historical background and the vocal/piano students will then perform the musical setting. The goal of this project is to gain a 360-degree perspective on German art song through a discussion of the poem, the poet, and the musical setting. For the audience, it’s a wonderful free concert with a free reception to follow.
Students participatng in the project are students of faculty members David Coury, German; and Abigail Mace, Sarah Meredith and Courtney Sherman, Music.