Of Love | Orchestra Without Borders
Duration: 90 minutes
Class. age: >6
ORCHESTRA WITHOUT BORDERS
Love is the strongest element in the bond between people, but it can also be the strongest element in the creative impulses that arise from it. This concert presents, in a linked fashion, two of the most important and fruitful love stories in classical music. On one side, the immortal couple Clara and Robert Schumann, which needs no introduction. On the other hand, the American couple of composers Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti, whose four-decade relationship crossed their entire creative lives, serving as a formidable testimony of resilience, humanity and an example of civil rights. This program opens with one of the most touching and most touched pages by Samuel Barber, the immortal Adagio for Strings, and, after a dialogue between works and authors, culminates with the brilliant and dramatic piano concerto by Clara Schumann, played by a of the most consecrated young Portuguese pianists, Vasco Dantas.