In the month we celebrate romance, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Chicago’s premiere ensemble focused on classical and adventurous new chamber musical works, will hold its next concert, The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale, live at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 at The Cliff Dwellers in Chicago and at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6 at Evanston’s Nichols Concert Hall.
In “The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale,” Rembrandt spotlights one of music’s great love stories. Exchanging notes and meeting in secret, Robert and Clara married in defiance of Clara’s father. Their romance, marked by intense passion and tragedy, has become an enduring testament to the inspirational power of love!
Rembrandt’s Artistic Director John Macfarlane will be joined by some of Chicago’s finest musicians in performing some of Clara and Robert Schumann’s musical masterpieces – played, fittingly, side by side. Featured guest artists include pianist Victor Asunción; Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutist Jennifer Gunn; Assistant Professor of Clarinet at the Butler School of Music Jonathan Gunn; and Black Oak Ensemble members Aurélien Pederzoli, viola and David Cunliffe, cello.
Discover the sounds of Clara and Robert Schumann – side by side – in “The Schumanns’ Fairy Tale,” which feature Robert Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, op. 132; Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke, op. 73; Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, op. 22; and Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 47
For more information, visit www.rembrandtchambermusicians.org.