Past Shows

Sep 17-18, 2010
Robert Schumann: 1810 - 2010

A multidimensional program that celebrates the music of Robert Schumann. Contextualized by readings from his own letters and critical writings, we will explore his piano, vocal and chamber music, including the Andante from his Piano Quartet Op.47, selections from Kreisleriana, a selection of lieder, and the entire Piano Quintet Op.44. A tragic, beautiful life, a musical genius revealed.

Program & Repertoire

Andante cantabile from
Piano Quartet in Eb Major, Op. 47 

Reading from Schumann's letters

Der Soldat, Op. 40 Im Wunderschonen from Dichterliebe Op.48 Tragodie, Op. 64 Wehmut from Liederkreis, Op. 24 Waldesgespracht, from Liederkreis, Op. 24

Reading from Schumann's letters 

Sehr innig und nicht zu raschSchnell und spielend
from Kreisleriana, Op. 16


Reading from Schumann's letters 

Leise, einfach from
Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 121 

Piano Quintet in Eb major, Op. 44 
i. Allegro brillante 
ii. In modo d'una marca, un poco 
iii. Scherzo. Molto vivace 
iv. Allegro ma non troppo 

Andy Maize, inspired by the Quintet
Hello Beautiful Life 


Benjamin Bowman, violin
Andrew Burashko, piano & reader
Steven Dann, viola
Andy Maize, singer
Mike Ross, singer
Timothy Ying, violin
Winona Zelenka, cello