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Academy of Fortepiano Performance

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
8:00 pm
Doctorow Center for the Arts, 7971 Main Street, Village of Hunter

Tickets Purchased Ahead: $25 adults/$20 seniors/$7 students
At the Door: $30 adults/$25 seniors/$7 students

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Schubertiade: Auf dem Wasser zu Singen

Franz Schubert’s love of nature is well-documented. In many of his more than six hundred songs, and in two of his famous song cycles, Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, Schubert describes foot journeys through the country, detailing the weather and a host of natural details. Schubert himself went on regular Ausflüge, or getaway trips, with a group of friends to escape the noisy bustle of Vienna, and as a tonic to his challenging health problems. Song after song describes what it is to wander among the elements. Our program highlights Schubert’s love of water poetry.

Well-known as a countertenor for four decades, Drew Minter appeared in leading roles in the opera houses of Brussels, Toulouse, Boston, Washington, Santa Fe, BAM, Wolf Trap, Glimmerglass, Nice, Marseilles, as well as the Halle, Karlsruhe, Maryland, and Goettingen Handel Festivals, among others. He has sung with many of the world’s foremost baroque orchestras, such as the Handel & Haydn Society, Les Arts Florissants, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and Freiburger Barockorchester. A founding member of the Newberry Consort and TREFOIL, Minter also has sung regularly with the Folger Consort and ARTEK. He has been a guest at festivals such as Ravinia, BAM’s Next Wave, Tanglewood, Marlboro, Boston Early Music, Edinburgh, and Spoleto. He is represented by more than 70 recordings.  

An active opera stage director, Minter was the artistic director of Boston Midsummer Opera, a company he cofounded, from 2005-2011. He has directed productions for the Amherst Early Music Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, Caramoor, St. Luke’s Orchestra, Boston’s Opera Aperta, Lake George Opera, Tempesta di Mare, Apollo’s Fire, Boston University’s Opera Institute, Amherst Early Music Institute and at various colleges and universities. He has written for Opera News and Oxford Journals. Minter is a Senior Lecturer of Music at Vassar College, where he has taught voice, opera workshops, lieder and opera classes, and the Vassar College Chamber Singers for over two decades. He is also a certified teacher of the Feldenkrais Method. He has taught many masterclasses in singing, acting and movement for years.

Maria Rose, originally from the Netherlands, combines her experience as a fortepiano performer with her research as a musicologist. She has performed extensively as solo performer and in chamber music, and has a PhD in Musicology from New York University. Ms. Rose has performed chamber music with the Festetics String Quartet from Budapest, the Gamerith Trio in Austria, and with the Romanian violinist Vasile Beluska as the Mozart Fortepiano Duo. She has written many articles and lectured on piano performance practice. Her path-breaking research on early French piano music has led the way for a new generation of fortepianists focusing on previously unfamiliar repertoire.

Ms. Rose received her piano performance training in the Netherlands, London, and the U.S. She has recorded a wide range of repertoire on period instruments, including the complete Mozart Sonatas and Haydn Trios on an original Anton Walter piano in Austria. She received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society for her recording projects and a grant from the Netherland America Foundation. She is a Board member of the Historical Keyboard Society of North America and a Senior editor at RILM, the bibliographic database for music research, in New York City. Ms. Rose lives in the Catskill region, where she founded the Academy of Fortepiano Performance in Hunter, and hosts the International Fortepiano Salon with Yiheng Yang.



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