MARSHFIELD — Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” has been called the greatest song cycle ever written. Vocalist Matthew Markham and pianist Stijn De Cock offer their interpretation of this highly dramatic masterpiece in the Performance Hall of Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.
Schubert, who holds the foremost place in the history of the song cycle genre, set his work to the poems of Wilhelm Müller.
Markham teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, German and French diction, and opera workshop at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In the field of music research, Markham was a national recipient of the prestigious Theodore Presser Grant Award for Graduate Research in Music and a recipient of a Florida State University Dissertation Research Grant Award.
Hailed for his passionate and virtuosic piano playing, Belgian pianist De Cock maintains an active musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in the U.S. and abroad. In recent years, De Cock’s concert seasons have included performances on four continents from the U.S. to Europe, Asia, and Africa.
De Cock has taught and held faculty positions at the State University of New York at Fredonia, the University of Michigan, Schoolcraft College, and Albion College. He presently serves on the piano faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
The ticket price is $10 at the door. The Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts is located in downtown Marshfield at the corner of Third Street and Chestnut Avenue.
What: Vocalist Matthew Markham and pianist Stijn De Cock in concert
Where: The Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts (208 S. Chestnut Ave. in Marshfield)
When: Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.