Songs in the Key of Life… and Love is the central theme for Chameleon Arts Ensemble’s Up Close recital featuring soprano Mary Mackenzie and pianist Vivian Chang-Freiheit. The concert is anchored by Robert Schumann’s magnificent songs of devotion, Frauenlieben und –leben, which follow a woman’s love from first glimpse through marriage and death. Similarly, Vaughan Williams’ Blake Songs for soprano and oboe offer a rich dialogue that spans a lifetime. Schubert’s classic, Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel, reflects her despair at love lost, and Jake Heggie’s The Deepest Desire is a poignant setting of Sister Helen Prejean’s meditation on the intersections of love and faith. A selection of cabaret songs by Kurt Weill completes the program.
Tickets are $47, with $5 off for students and seniors. For more information or to order tickets, please call 617-427-8200 or visit http://www.chameleonarts.org.