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Botanic Musicale: Music of Nature ("Spring Will Come!")

  • Day Chapel at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia Athens, GA (map)

This concert is presented in collaboration with the Botanic Musicale series at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia.

Songs by Amy Beach (1867-1944) and Fanny Mendelssohn (1805-1847)

The Year’s at the Spring (Beach)
Frühling [Spring], Op. 7 No. 3 (Mendelssohn)
Meadow-larks (Beach)
Die Mainacht [May Night] (Mendelssohn)
June (Beach)

Sarah Shafer, soprano
Liza Stepanova, piano

Franz Schubert (1897 – 1828): Der Hirt auf dem Felsen [Shepherd on the Rock], D. 965

Sarah Shafer, soprano
D. Ray McClellan, clarinet
Liza Stepanova, piano

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924): Crisantemi, SC 65

The Jupiter String Quartet

Sergey Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): from Six Romances, Op. 38
I. In my Garden at Night
III. Daisies
V. The Dream
VI. A-oo!

Sarah Shafer, soprano
Liza Stepanova, piano


Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897): Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 40

Meg Freivogel, violin
Jean Martin-Williams, horn
Peter Frankl, piano

Audience members at this performance are invited to a pre-concert reception in the scenic Day Chapel (included in the price of admission). The reception will begin at 6:30pm, the music performances will start at 7:30pm.