Feb. 18: Russell Svenningsen to Perform Schubert's 'Winterreise'
February 17, 2012
Kresge Recital Hall
$5 for the general public | Free for Augustana students and faculty, and students K-12 with a valid ID | www.augietickets.com
Tenor Russell Svenningsen, instructor of music and director of the Collegiate Chorale at Augustana, will perform Franz Schubert's Winterreise at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 in Kresge Recital Hall, accompanied by Debra Reid on piano.
Winterreise is a song cycle for voice and piano composed and published by Schubert in 1828 depicting 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller.
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for Augustana students, faculty, and students K-12 with a valid ID. They can be purchased in advance at augietickets.com or by calling the Box Office at 605.274.5320.
About Russell Svenningsen
An active singer, Svenningsen has appeared in opera, oratorio and recital both in the United States and abroad. Recent performances include “I Arise From Dreams of Thee,” a solo recital featuring the music of Roger Quilter; the role of “Archibald Craven” in "The Secret Garden;" and the role of “Troll” in Heartland Opera’s newly-commissioned opera, "The Trixster and the Troll," with music by Kristen Kuster and libretto by Darla Biel. Upcoming performances include the role of “Rudy “ in Sounds of South Dakota’s presentation of "I Hate Wagner!," and “Evangelist” for Northwestern College’s (Orange City, Iowa), presentation of J.S. Bach’s "St. John Passion."
He holds a master of music in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and a bachelor of music from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. He is a doctoral candidate in music education at Boston University and is currently completing his dissertation, focusing on aspects concerning the Norwegian Singer’s Association of America.