Musical Romance 'Schumann in Love' Performed at Kansas City Public Library
All Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.
February 1, 2010
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 Robert 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 associate professor of theatre and film 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. Call 816.701.3407 or RSVP online. Free parking is also available.