Darren sings his own English translation of Schubert's work, followed by an audience feedback session to fine-tune the translation.
Hearing these famous songs in English opens a direct connection to the music.
Darren says, "Audience input is essential to the process of creating a new, singable translation of poet Wilhelm Müller's 'Die Winterreise.' We want to hear impressions of this simple but reverberating piece about a man expelled from the house of his beloved into a cruel and contemplative winter's journey."
Accompanied on the piano by Michael Scales
I close again my eyelids
My heart still warmly strains
Will green leaves grow in the window?
Will I hold my darling again?
-- Song 11, "Dream of Spring"
Solo Dance Program
A Series of Artist Portraits
Followed by reflective practice with audience participation