Susan Graham

February 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM Kilbourn Hall Prices start at $29 - discounts available with UR ID Buy TicketsOr call our Box Office 585-274-3000

With Bradley Moore, piano

An artist in the highest echelon of international performers, Graham’s operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi’s Poppea to Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, which was written especially for her. She has won a Grammy Award for her collection of Charles Ives songs; been awarded the French government’s prestigious “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” for her commitment to French music; and her recital repertoire is so broad that 14 composers from Purcell to Sondheim are represented on her most recent Onyx album, Virgins, Vixens & Viragos.
Graham’s Eastman program centers around Robert Schumann’s song cycle Frauenliebe und leben (A Woman’s Love and Life), which depicts the joys and sorrows of love, marriage, and death. Graham augments and illuminates Schumann’s iconic work with thematically related songs by Grieg, Strauss, Fauré, Mahler, Ravel, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, and others.

Sponsored by Mark and Lois Taubman