Brahms and Schumann


Two beloved Romantic works grace this concert program. Acclaimed French pianist Hélène Grimaud solos in Robert Schumann’s masterpiece — a sublime amalgam of rapture and fire, premiered by the composer’s wife Clara who championed it throughout her career. Brahms’s impassioned Fourth is the pinnacle of his symphonic output. The intensity of this autumnal work is illuminated by an inner radiance that will touch your heart with its deep emotions. Siphokazi Molteno “a mezzo with a knockout coloratura” (The Guardian) lends her stunning voice to African-American composer Julia Perry’s Stabat mater, the haunting lament of Jesus’s mother at the cross.