Musical Romance 'Schumann in Love' Performed at Kansas City Public Library
All Library locations will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18 for a staff development event.
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.