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POSTPONED – Schubert Revealed: Wu Han & Friends featuring Michael Sumuel & Calidore String Quartet

Schubert Club’s 2020-21 Featured Artists, cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, were scheduled to perform several concerts featuring the chamber music of Franz Schubert as part of their residency. While their International Artist Series recital on March 4 will be presented online on its originally scheduled date, Schubert Club is exploring the possibility of rescheduling the remainder of Finckel and Wu Han’s residency as an outdoor festival in June of 2021. More information to be released in early 2021. 



  • Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone
  • Calidore String Quartet

This 3rd program dedicated to chamber music by Schubert includes his profound compositions derived from the poem Death and the Maiden, both the song and the subsequent string quartet in D minor.  The Death and the Maiden Quartet takes its main theme in the slow movement from the song.  The Calidore String Quartet’s reputation as one of America’s great string quartets resulted from winning multiple awards and recognition including an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2016 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition.  The Los Angeles Times remarks on “the precision of their expression [and] their understated but relentless intensity.”  The songs in this Schubert program are performed by outstanding American bass-baritone Michael Sumuel, who was lauded by the Daily Camera as having “vocals [that] are smooth and ingratiating”.


Franz Schubert:
Selected Impromptus
"Der Tod und das Mädchen"


Wu Han, piano

Michael Sumuel, bass-baritone
Calidore String Quartet