Two works by Brahms and two by Clara and Robert Schumann compete for affection in this intimate program recalling the complex emotional entanglements of the composers. On the bill is Brahms’ “Scherzo” from the Sonatensatz in C Minor—a collaborative creation that also includes contributions by Robert Schumann and Albert Hermann Dietrich; Robert Schumann’s pathos-filled Piano Trio No.1; Clara Schumann’s late Romances for Violin, imbued with invention and charm; and Brahms’ Horn Trio, Op. 40, based on a theme dating from the year of his first encounter with the Schumanns.
6:30 pm: A pre-concert discussion, led by Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. (Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University) and Thomas Cabaniss (composer and faculty member, The Juilliard School), will explore the composers’ intricate, psychologically-charged relationship.
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Pedja Muzijevic, Piano
BRAHMS - “Scherzo” from Sonatensatz in C Minor
ROBERT SCHUMANN - Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 63
CLARA SCHUMANN - Romances for Violin, Op. 22
BRAHMS - Horn Trio, Op. 40
Orchestra of St. Luke’s grew out of a versatile chamber ensemble that began performing concerts in 1974 at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Greenwich Village. Today, Orchestra of St. Luke’s performs approximately 80 concerts each year at venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, while keeping the intimacy of chamber music at the heart of its diverse musical programs. OSL owns and operates The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, which provides rehearsal, recording, and performance space for more than 30,000 musicians annually; hosts free concerts and events for over 10,000 New York City students and families; and provides after-school instrumental instruction for the 125+ members of Youth Orchestra of St. Luke’s.
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