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Metropolitan Opera Singer Martin Matthews Sings Brahms and Bukowski

September 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Long Beach, CA-Martin Matthews (Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Sante Fe Opera) will be performing The Serious Songs by J. Brahms with additional repertoire including Schubert lied and Charles Bukowski poems set to music by composer Persis Vehar. Sunday, September 2nd, 4:00pm at St. Francis by the Sea in Laguna Beach. Mr. Matthews will be accompanied by pianist Iris Malkin.

The concert will feature The Serious Songs, first performed in 1898, a monumental work for both piano and low voice demanding exceptional musical technique. The first three songs are taken from the Old Testament and deal with death, the transience of life and oppression. The text of the fourth song is taken from the New Testament and focuses on faith, hope and charity. Additional repertoire includes Schubert lied, Death and the Maiden and excerpts from “The Original Hard Luck Story of the Universe”, a 20 song cycle of the poetry of Charles Bukowski set to music by composer, Persis Vehar.

Date: September 2, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm-5:30 pm


St. Francis by the Sea

430 Park Ave.

Laguna Beach, CA


September 2, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Eileen Breen
(646) 294-3634


St. Francis by the Sea
430 Park Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA United States
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