"Winterreise," or "Winter's Journey," tells the story of a young man who has been rejected in love and who sets out on a journey, with his destination unknown. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Sebring-Lewis Hall in the Bucksbaum Center for the Arts, 1108 Park St., Grinnell.
A series of 24 songs sung without interruption, "Winterreise" follows the young man through the course of his travels as he experiences a wide range of emotions, from tender nostalgia and feelings of affection, to bitterness and regret. The work includes some of Schubert's best-loved songs, and it is a supreme example of the successful combination of poetry and music.
Rommereim is Blanche Johnson Professor of Music at Grinnell College. In addition to his appearances as a singer, he is also a noted composer and choral conductor. Celebrated choirs across the nation, such as the Princeton Singers and Magnum Chorum, have performed his original choral works.
Moschenross is an accomplished pianist, active recitalist, chamber musician, and accompanist throughout the Midwest. He is an applied music associate at Grinnell College. A gifted professor, he also teaches applied piano, music history, theory, appreciation, and interdisciplinary courses at Monmouth College, where he is an associate professor of music.
Grinnell welcomes and encourages the participation of people with disabilities. Accessible parking is available at the south entrance to the Bucksbaum Center. You can request accommodations from the event sponsor or Conference Operations and Events.