ON STAGE · MUSIC
Deirdre Brenner, piano
& Sarah Nelson Craft, mezzo-soprano
MUSIC DEPARTMENT RESIDENCY
Celebrated Dartmouth alum performers collaborate on a program of German lieder, American art songs and other works reflecting on the beauty and abundance of the natural landscape.
“A born storyteller ... [Craft’s] use of vocal color and dramatic expressiveness brought the songs to vivid life.” —Voce di Meche
These two 2001 Dartmouth graduates made vibrant music while students. Now they boast celebrated music careers. Brenner has performed throughout the US, Europe and Asia and co-founded music festivals in Ireland and Vienna. Craft has received wide acclaim for solo and operatic performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Paris’s Opéra Bastille and with opera companies around the country. This intimate program, performed to an audience seated on the Spaulding stage, brings together German lieder, American art songs and other works that reflect on the beauty and abundance of nature, especially forests.