Schwabacher Recital Series




The Schwabacher Recital Series offer you the opportunity to hear gifted singers in an up-close and intimate setting. Since 1983, these recitals have been instrumental in launching the careers of internationally acclaimed artists. See them first—before they become world famous!

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General Admission $30

Who Should See It

Great for Opera lovers of all ages!


Taube Atrium Theater
Wilsey Center for Opera
Veterans Building, 4th Floor
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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Wednesday 02/13/19 7:30PM
Wednesday 02/27/19 7:30PM
Wednesday 04/03/19 7:30PM
Wednesday 04/24/19 7:30PM

2019 Schwabacher RECITAL Series

Wednesday, February 13, 7:30pm

Woo Young Yoon, tenor
Seokjong Baek
, baritone
Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad
, piano


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Francis Poulenc / Chansons gaillardes
Gustav Mahler / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Richard Strauss / Vier Lieder, Op. 27
Jake Heggie / Friendly Persuasions: Homage to Poulenc
George Bizet / “Au fond du temple saint” from Les Pêcheurs de Perles (The Pearl Fishers)
Selection of Korean folk songs

Wednesday, February 27, 7:30pm

David Pershall, baritone
John Churchwell
, piano


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Ludwig van Beethoven / An die ferne Geliebte
Gustav Mahler / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Sergei Rachmaninoff / Selected songs
Gerald Finzi / Earth and Air and Rain

Wednesday, April 3, 7:30pm

Mary Evelyn Hangley, soprano
Christopher Oglesby
, tenor
Mark Morash
, piano


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Franz Schubert / Auf dem Strom
Benjamin Britten / Canticle III “Still Falls the Rain”
Richard Strauss / Sechs Lieder, Op. 19
Antonín Dvořák / Cigánské melodie
Charles Ives / Selected songs
Gabriel Fauré / Selected songs
Italian duets (various composers)

Wednesday, April 24, 7:30pm


Martin Katz, piano, featuring 2019 Adlers 
Patricia Westley, soprano
Ashley Dixon
, mezzo-soprano
Zhengyi Bai
, tenor
Christian Pursell
, bass-baritone


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Hugo Wolf / Selections from Mörike Lieder
Samuel Barber / Hermit Songs
Johannes Brahms / Selections from Deutsche Volkslieder

The Schwabacher Recital Series is endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of celebrated Bay Area singer, scholar and teacher James Schwabacher and sponsored by the Jack H. Lund Charitable Trust.