Robert Schumann’s music speaks to us in a timeless, universal language. His romance with virtuoso pianist Clara Wieck is a love story for the ages, while his ongoing battle with depression, and eventual descent into insanity, makes his noble, life-affirming creations all the more remarkable. Join us for a deep dive into the trials and the triumphs, the love and the madness, the man and the music. In this concert with guest artist Benjamin Grosvenor, Alley Theatre Resident Acting Company member Jay Sullivan introduces each piece with words based on Schumann’s writings.

Schumann Festival Lineup: Catch all of the performances and events at Jones Hall and beyond. Schedule & tickets

Dinner & Drinks: Enjoy a special German menu at the Encore Café inside Jones Hall! Come early for dinner and drinks, or enjoy a bite during intermission. Menu

Pre-Concert Activities: Attend the Prelude pre-concert discussion, held 45 minutes prior to each Classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés.

Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor



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SAT., FEB. 8
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

SUN., FEB. 9
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4



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