CHANTICLEER SINGER RESCUES FORGOTTEN COMPOSER FROM OBLIVION!
“Robert Franz: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Songs”
Tim Krol, Baritone | Dwight Okamura, Piano
Monday, August 3rd at 7pm
St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church
3281 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Former CHANTICLEER member Tim Krol makes a return visit to San Francisco, to bring Robert Franz’s amazing songs to life once again.
Often hailed as one of the finest masters of German Lieder, Franz’s colleagues included Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wagner and Liszt. Why do their works continue to grace our stages, while those of Franzhave fallen silent? Tim will explore the possible reasons in an informal and entertaining program, integrating dramatic spoken readings in modern English by renowned Bay Area actor April Green, and the superb musicality of pianist Dwight Okamura.
Tim will release a super-HD recording of 30+ Franz songs in August 2015, which will include a full-size book teeming with fascinating letters, magazine articles and more… all of which contain possible answers to the pervading question: “With songs this beautiful, why have so few people today ever heard of Robert Franz?”