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A Woman’s Point of View – An Evening of Art Song

  • Center for New Music 55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members

Experience love, loss, struggle, strength and Mother Nature with soprano Winnie Nieh and pianist Paul Dab in “A Woman’s Point of View”. A graduate of Harvard, known for her “impeccably pure and heart-breaking” voice, Winnie Nieh has participated in The Song Continues at Carnegie Hall, performed with celebrated collaborative pianist Graham Johnson at Songfest, appeared as a soloist with the legendary Maestro Helmuth Rilling in Stuttgart as well as in a staged Schubert-Goethe Lieder production at the Austrian Embassy in D.C. Pianist Paul Dab is a champion of chamber music, as both co-founder and performer of the Fête Concert Series, and as a performer with multiple Bay Area organizations, including Opera Theater Unlimited, Opera on Tap, Opera Cultura, and Cinnabar Theater. This hour-long program featuring distinguished female composers, past and present, is sure to delight!


  • Sechs Lieder, Op.13 by Clara Schumann (1819-1896): Composed in the first years of her long-awaited marriage to Robert Schumann, these Lieder explore themes beloved by the German romantics, found in the poetry of Emanuel Geibel, Heinrich Heine and Friedrich Rückert.

  • Songs from Letters by Libby Larsen (b.1950): These rough-tough words, set brilliantly by Larsen, reveal Calamity Jane’s struggle to explain herself honestly to her daughter Janey.

  • Songs from The Book of Light by Emma Logan (b.1990): Set to three poems by Lucille Clifton, Logan poignantly sheds light on the inner struggle and strength of women.

  • Nature Songs by Julie Barwick (b.1983): Through the sharp imagery of poet Janet Lewis, Barwick’s songs vividly describe the wonders of nature.

  • When You Are Old by Rita Zhang (b.1990): Zhang elegantly portrays the pain and bittersweet nature of poet William Butler Yeats’ unrequited love for Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress, Maud Gonne.