Love and intrigue are in the air at London Symphonia’s season-opener. Join us for a musical and theatrical exploration of the relationship between composer Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) and the virtuosic pianist Clara Schumann (1819-1896), wife of Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856).
Were Clara and Johannes friends, or lovers? We may never know. But they undoubtedly shared a special bond and a rich correspondence.
Their love story is told through letters, read by Actors Marion Adler and Scott Wentworth. Pianist Stéphan Sylvestre performs piano variations by both while conductor Eric Paetkau leads London Symphonia in a performance of Brahms’ magnificent Symphony No. 3.
Bunte Blätter Op. 99. by Robert Schumann
Variation on a Theme by Robert Schumann Op. 20, by Clara Schumann
Variations on a Theme by Schumann Op. 9 for solo piano, by Johannes Brahms
Haydn Variations, by Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 3, by Johannes Brahms (complete)
Doors open at 6:30 pm
There will be a 20 minute intermission during this program
Parking near Metropolitan United Church