An accomplished opera singer and eminent art song interpreter, tenor Ian Bostridge has a tone that can be alternately soothing and strong, tender and tenacious. On Tuesday, Bostridge will be joined by pianist Julius Drake for a performance of Franz Schubert's epic song cycle "Winterreise" — "Winter Journey" — in its entirety. Singularly melancholic, the cycle captures Schubert at his most darkly lyrical, while still delivering on the composer's signature knack for melody and elegant turns of phrase. Featuring this exquisite work about love, loss, and the power of memory, the concert cannot come more highly recommended.
Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake will perform "Winterreise" on Tuesday, February 6, at Eastman School of Music's Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. $26-$36. 274-3000; eastmantheatre.org.