The Performer As Promoter: Clara Schumann [Valley of the Moon Music Festival]

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Valley of the Moon Music Festival 2019 FINAL CONCERT

On July 28, the Festival presents the final concert of a two-week musical tour of influential European 19th-century SALONNIÈRES, women who worked to advance the careers and reputations of composers from Bach to Stravinsky.

Clara Schumann was a musical prodigy. She married Robert Schumann, and together they were a power couple of Leipzig until the time of Robert’s passing. Apart from their own composing and concertizing, they championed Brahms to a wide audience. Another figure championed by the Schumanns was Hungarian Jewish violinist Joseph Joachim. Clara reportedly performed more concerts with
Joachim than with any other artist over her six-decade-plus career; the Festival will honor their relationship with a presentation of Grave from Hebrew Melodies, a duet for viola and fortepiano.

*PRE-CONCERT LECTURE at 2:30PM by Kate van Orden (bassoonist and Harvard University’s Dwight P. Robinson, Jr. Professor of Music).

*CONCERT at 4PM

PROGRAM:
Robert SCHUMANN - Märchenbilder for viola and piano
Clara SCHUMANN and BRAHMS - Songs
Joseph JOACHIM - Grave from Hebrew Melodies, op. 9, no. 2
BRAHMS, Albert DIETRICH, Robert SCHUMANN - F-A-E Sonata
BRAHMS - String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 18

ARTISTS:
Danielle Sampson, soprano
Marc Destrubé, violin
Keats Dieffenbach, violin
Jason Issokson, violin
Joshua Gomberoff, viola
Andrew Gonzalez, viola
Tanya Tomkins, cello
Geirþrúður Guðmundsdóttir, cello
David Belkovski, fortepiano
Christian De Luca, fortepiano
Eric Zivian, fortepiano

POST-CONCERT RECEPTION will feature wines from Idell Family Vineyards.

*Groups of 6 or more: 15% discount
*Phone orders: 800-595-4849 (No service fees)