Nightsongs by H. Leslie Adams, complete set of 6 Lieder, to be performed in Munich, Sept. 16


Sep 16 2017 - 7:30pm

Thomas Stimmel Bass Baritone, and  Prof. Philipp Vogler Piano, will present an evening of classical vocal music by African-American composers at Rainier-Maria-Rilke Gymasium Concert Hall in Munich.


Henry Thacker BurleighThe Jungle Flower
Kaschmir I Song
Among the Fuchsias
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor A Lament
When I'm dead
Live and death
Julia Perry                       Stabat Mater (Streichquartett)
Harrison Leslie AdamsNight
Songs (6 Lieder)

Thomas Stimmel, Bass-baritone
Philipp Vogler, Piano

with Eroica Berlin String Quartet

Jakob Lehmann, Violin
Angelika Wirth, Violin
Friedemann Slenczka, Viola
Christoph Heesch, Violoncello

Moderators: Th. Stimmel, Ph. Vogler

Concert Hall:  Rainer-Maria-Rilke Gymnasiums
Ulrichstraße 1-7
82057 Icking

Tickets are available from Klangwelt Klassik here and Eventbrite here. 

After completing his studies in Munich and his master's studies with Prof. Thomas Quastoff in Berlin, the Bass-Baritone Thomas Stimmel was involved in the Berlin Staatsoper and the Munich Prinzregentheater. The son of a German mother and an African-American father began the search for "classical composers" with African roots, which are hardly known in the German-speaking world.

The result is this concert and a future recording release of these pieces, including a contemporary song cycle and, as a central work, the "Stabat Mater" for string quartet and voice by Julia Perry, created in the 1950s in the face of racial unrest in South Carolina. All these works bear witness to a great creativity, vitality and incredible beauty.

The opera singer Thomas Stimmel was raised in Icking (Munich). He performs at home and abroad as a soloist, in a duo or in ensembles. In addition, he lectures at the College of Music and Theater in Munich. Philipp Vogler is a pianist, composer, conductor and composer. He founded the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra and is Professor for vocal chamber music and choral music at the University of Music and Theater, in Munich.