Schubert's bewitching "night music" leads to the joyous sunshine of Mendelssohn's most beloved work.
Explore the intersection of music and poetry in this season's Chamber Soirées, each program inspired and enriched by a unique poem.
Die schöne Nacht (The Beautiful Night)”
Now I leave this hut,
Where my beloved dwells,
Walk with muffled steps
Through the desolate dark wood:
The moon breaks through bush and oak-trees,
The West Wind announces her presence,
And the bowing birch-trees strew
Sweetest incense in her path.
How exquisite is the coolness
Of this beautiful summer night!
O how I feel in this silence
What fills the heart with happiness!
Its rapture can scarcely be grasped;
And yet, O heaven, I would forego
A thousand such nights,
If my beloved would grant me one.