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Love Letters - February 9, 10, 11

Event Details

Classical Series

2018 - 2019

A celebration of all kinds of love, from romantic, platonic and familiar, to the love of nature. Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel’s Overture in C major ripples with light, delicacy and joie de vivre. Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto explodes with the passion, frustration and longing of her secret engagement to her future husband under soloist Sara Davis Buechner’s  flashing fingers. Robert Schumann’s poetic Manfred Overture, inspired by Byron’s tragic hero, weaves ardor with despair. Felix Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony is a love letter to the haunting history and evocative landscape of the British Isles.

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour 50 minutes with intermission

*Please note: Saturday and Monday performances begin at 7:30 PM

"A pianist who balances qualities of excitement and spontaneity with clarity and elegance."
--The New York Times

Concert Conversation with Kayleen Asbo

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 6:30 PM
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Monday, Febraury 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM
These Concert Conversations are general seating and free to Classical Series concert ticket holders. Approximately 30 minutes in Weill Hall.

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We gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions from the following:

Supporting sponsor: The E. Nakamichi Foundation
Conductor Sarah Ioannides underwritten by Ava & Sam Guerrera
Guest Artist Sara Davis Buechner underwritten by Linda Castiglioni
Media Sponsor: Press Democrat
Discovery Open Rehearsal Series sponsored by The Stare Foundation and David Stare of Dry Creek Vineyard
Pre -Concert Talks Sponsored by Jamei Haswell and Richard Grundy

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