Schwabacher Recital Series



The Schwabacher Recital Series offer you the opportunity to hear gifted singers in an up-close and intimate setting. Since 1983, these recitals have featured renowned Merola alumni and have also been instrumental in launching the careers of internationally acclaimed artists.

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Schwabacher Recital Series

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Tuesday 03/15/22 7:30PM
Wednesday 04/06/22 7:30PM
Wednesday 04/27/22 7:30PM
Thursday 07/28/22 7:30PM Buy Tickets

Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera
Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue

SFCM Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street

: $30
$12 handling fee applies

2022 Schwabacher

RECITAL: A Love Letter to Gender Diversity
Tuesday, March 15, 7:30pm

Atrium Theater

Nikola Printz
, mezzo-soprano
Erica Xiaoyan Guo
, pianist
Tatiana Senderowicz, guitar

A love letter to gender diversity, this Schwabacher recital is a performance in three parts, using music to explore femininity, masculinity and “all that glitters in between.” Featuring the works of singer-songwriter Prince, ranchera icon Chavela Vargas, and classical composers like Alma Mahler, Gioachino Rossini, and Benjamin Britten.

RECITAL: An Evening in French and Spanish
Wednesday, April 6, 7:30pm

Atrium Theater

Ashley Dixon
, mezzo-soprano
Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad
, pianist

A languorous evening in the forest, a lover’s folly in the field — scenes of romance and rapture come alive in this special Schwabacher performance, dedicated to the best of French and Spanish art song. Hear from composers like French Romantic Cécile Chaminade, 20th-century icon Maurice Ravel, and Alberto Ginastera, a titan of Argentinian music.

RECITAL: A Night of Four Stars
Wednesday,  April 27, 7:30pm

Atrium Theater

Elisa Sunshine
, soprano
Timothy Murray, baritone
Stefan Egerstrom, bass
Andrew King, pianist

San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows represent some of the best in classical music today: rising opera stars set to redefine the art form. Now, in this April Schwabacher event, four of those artists come together for an evening of music, featuring composers like Finnish icon Jean Sibelius and Austrian American prodigy Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

RECITAL: Sidney Outlaw's Lament
Thursday, July 28, 7:30pm
SFCM Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall

Sidney Outlaw
, baritone
Warren Jones
, pianist


Baritone Sidney Outlaw reunites with veteran pianist Warren Jones for a recital based on their first album collaboration, Lament. Named after Langston Hughes’s poem “Lament for Dark Peoples,” this live performance of Lament paints a portrait of America through the works of pioneering composers like Dorothy Rudd Moore, Robert Owens, and Harry T. Burleigh.


The Schwabacher Recital Series is endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of celebrated Bay Area singer, scholar and teacher James Schwabacher, and the Merola Opera Program.