Two different kinds of love fueled the two composers’ works on this final concert. Smetana’s intensely emotional piano trio is an elegy for his first daughter who tragically died at the age of four. Schumann’s “year of song” in 1840 was inspired by his courtship and marriage to Clara, a happiness that extends through the glorious piano quartet that he wrote for her in 1842.
Smetana Piano Trio
Schumann, Piano Quartet in E-flat
Kelley O’Connor, soprano
Gloria Chien, piano
Bella Hristova and Soovin Kim, violins
Misha Amory, viola
Clancy Newman, cello
All are welcome to join the artists at a reception following the concert.
Steinway piano provided by Steinway & Sons.
2:15 PM Pre-concert talk with Soovin Kim and David Serkin Ludwig
TICKETS Adults $40/Students $25/VYOA Students FREE