Writer Adam Gopnik dives into Schubert with Orchestra of St. Luke’s

Posted on: June 19, 2017

The New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik grew up with music in the house,” reads an unsigned Monday (6/19) report at New York classical radio station WQXR. “From Bach to the Beatles, Mozart to Mick Jagger, classical strains and rock refrains entwined and formed the soundtrack to his childhood. It wasn’t until Gopnik was a teenager that he discovered the Romantic music of Franz Schubert…. When Gopnik stumbled on a recording of Schubert’s ‘Lachen und Weinen’ … a new world of lyricism, melody and poetry opened to him. The stories of love and longing felt deeply personal, and Gopnik’s connection to them has grown over the years. It was a concert of Winterreise that set the stage for Gopnik’s 40-year marriage to his wife. It was Schubert’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major that became his infant son’s lullaby…. From June 21-25, Gopnik will join the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for its Facets of Schubert Festival. Gopnik will read original essays and narrations to accompany a performance of Schubert’s Octet in F Major, celebrating his lifelong love of the great Romantic composer.” On June 19 and 21 on WQXR, Gopnik will discuss his “personal journey through Schubert’s songs and orchestral music.”

Posted June 19, 2017