Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director

Clara and Robert

Festival Friday 1

June 5, 2020

Friday | 7:30 pm | Sarasota Opera House
Price Range $31 - $61
Duration 106 minutes with intermission

The ultimate “power couple” of classical music form the centerpiece of this program.  Robert Schumann’s music has long been a staple of the standard orchestral repertoire. His wife Clara was an accomplished composer and one of the great pianists of her time who also ran a household and raised eight children. Clara’s Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, and Robert’s Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck will be performed back to back.  Making her Festival debut, Anne-Marie McDermott will perform with Angelo Yu and SMF fellows in a piano quintet by Amy Beach – the first American woman to compose and publish a symphony.  The program opens with the celestial music of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th century nun widely regarded as the first female composer in history. The concert closes with Beethoven’s beloved “Triple” Concerto.

Program

PETER OUNDJIAN, CONDUCTOR | FRANK ALMOND, CONCERTMASTER

von BINGEN
O ignis spiritus paracliti

 

R. SCHUMANN
Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck

Michael Adcock, piano

C. SCHUMANN
Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 20

Angie Zhang, piano

BEACH
Piano Quintet in F-sharp Minor, Op. 67  

Angelo Xiang Yu, violin; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano; Festival Fellows TBA

BEETHOVEN
Concerto in C Major, Op. 56 (Triple)  

Margaret Batjer, violin; Robert DeMaine, cello; Angie Zhang, piano

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