A Winter Journey

Presented by San Francisco International Piano Festival

Kindra Scharich and Jeffrey LaDeur Winterreise

On February 9, 2020, Lieder Alive! presented a Winter gala concert by candlelight featuring Schubert’s Winterreise (Part I) with mezzo-soprano Kindra Scharich and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur. The Alexander String Quartet made a special guest appearance to perform Brahms’ Piano Quintet in F Minor with LaDeur, highlighting the musical and symbolic connections between Brahms’ instrumental masterpiece and Schubert’s transcendent song cycle. 

Tonight, the festival is pleased to share for the first time selections from this concert, made even more poignant by the winter journey that awaited the world in the weeks following this performance. 

*YouTube Premiere


Schubert Winterreise D.911 (Selections)

Brahms Quintet for piano and strings in F Minor Op.34 (selections)

Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano 

Jeffrey LaDeur, piano 

Alexander String Quartet 

Zakarias Grafilo, violin Frederick Lifsitz, violin, Paul Yarbrough, viola, Sandy Wilson, cello 

Program Items

Franz Schubert Winterreise D.911 (Selections)
Johannes Brahms Quintet in F Minor for Piano and Strings (Selections)


Kindra Scharich Mezzo-soprano
Jeffrey LaDeur Pianist
Alexander String Quartet