Program

Clara Wieck Schumann

Works including, Warum willst du and’re fragen, Ich stand in dunklen Träumen, Liebst du um Schönheit

Robert Schumann

Works including selections from Liederkreis, Frauen-Liebe und Leben and his String Quartets 

Johannes Brahms

Works including Wir wandelten, Intermezzo Op. 118, No. 2 and Capriccio Op. 76, No. 1

...and more, arranged for string orchestra.  

Featured  ARTISTS

Antoine Plante, Conductor

Tara Faircloth, Director

Rachel Chao, Piano
Megan Samarin, Mezzo-Soprano
Lee Gregory, Baritone

Genene McGrath, Dancer
Dwain Travis, Dancer

Marlana Walsh Doyle, Choreography
Christina Giannelli, Lighting Design
Macy Lyne, Costume Design
 

RUNNING TIME

1 hr 45 min, with intermission

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE

45 minutes before the show, in Zilkha Hall - Director Tara Faircloth joins Executive Director Brian Ritter for a Question and Answer session. 

 

Passion. Heartbreak. Hope.

Prodigy pianist. Passionate lover. Cherished composer. Loyal wife. Loving mother. Compassionate friend.

Experience the captivating, remarkable story of the groundbreaking and multi-faceted artist Clara Schumann in a staged journey through her life and relationships with Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms. 

This concert is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Houston Endowment and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.

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A Preview of "Loving Clara Schumann"

Our co-creators discuss the production

 

Ensemble

 

VIOLIN I

Jonathan Godfrey, Concertmaster

Anabel Detrick
Noel Martin
Maria Lin
Boson Mo
Joanna Becker

VIOLIN II

Oleg Sulyga
Andrés González
Kana Kimura
Hannah Watson
Matthew Detrick

VIOLA

Yvonne Smith
Matthew Carrington

CELLO

Beiliang Zhu
Courtenay Vandiver Pereira
Julia Sengupta

BASS

Deborah Dunham
Paul Ellison

 

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