Susan Graham, mezzo
Bradley Moore, piano

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Susan Graham, “America’s favorite mezzo” (Gramophone), returns to PCMS, applying her lustrous voice and exquisite tones to Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben (A Woman’s Love and Life), a beloved eight-song cycle sung from a woman’s perspective. Graham and pianist Bradley Moore have designed a program that supplements Schumann’s work with songs of similar content from various composers around the world, with eight languages represented overall.

Frauenliebe und Leben: Variations
Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben with related works by Grieg, Strauss, Mahler, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and others.

Watch the livestreamed concert via the video player below.

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

This concert is supported in part by Grant Greapentrog

The Artist(s)

Susan Graham
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Susan Graham – hailed as “an artist to treasure” by the New York Times – rose to the highest echelon of international performers within just a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. Her operatic roles span four centuries, from Monteverdi’s Poppea to Sister Helen Prejean in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking,… Read More
Bradley Moore, piano
Bradley Moore has performed as a soloist with orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic. He performed the Martinu Harpsichord Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet for the world premiere of Mark Morris's Beaux, and has been heard as a recitative accompanist and continuo player with the Met Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic,… Read More


Spotlight on Susan Graham
Susan Graham on "Living the Classical Life"