Marlis Petersen with the Sirius Quartet
The Sirius Quartet and soprano Marlis Petersen — the much acclaimed Lulu in the 2015 Metropolitan Opera production of the Berg masterpiece — are joining forces to re-imagine the lieder tradition and its progeny the American Songbook with new arrangements for string quartet and voice.
From the mystical realism of Schubert’s Erlkonig to the all too realistic Billie Holiday classic “Strange Fruit”, their program strives to further the conversation between the new millennium’s ever evolving confluence of musical styles and the traditional vocal canon. This will be Ms. Petersen’s first U.S. recital tour.
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