Schumann in Love
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
The Kansas City Public Library hosts an ensemble performance of an original multimedia production called Schumann in Love on Sunday, February 14, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
In part commemorating the 200-year anniversary of the great composer’s birth, Schumann in Love is a dramatic retelling of the legendary romance between Schumann and virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck. They survived a stormy courtship and as husband and wife enjoyed a dual-career relationship while raising eight children. Together, they brought a new and progressive music to the Age of Romanticism and a new attitude toward marriage as a mutual partnership.
Hosted by University of Kansas professor John Tibbetts, this event features film clips and readings as well as performances by: pianists Sviatoslav and Svetlana Levin, graduates of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory; soprano Olivia Betzen from the University of Kansas Music Department); and Stephen Steigman, radio producer for KCUR 89.3 FM.
Admission is free. Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP. Free parking is also available.