An Evening with Clara Schumann
If you are a concert aficionado, you will know that the confluence of composer Robert Schumann; his wife, Clara, a leading pianist of her time; and his disciple Johannes Brahms either does or does not represent the great love triangle of classical music. (Surely you’ve seen the 1947 movie starring Katharine Hepburn, Paul Henreid, and Robert Walker. Well, that’s exactly how it didn’t happen.) In a program titled An Evening with Clara Schumann, pianist Karolina Syrovatkova offers a dramatic interpretation of the woman in the middle, describing the situation from that pianist’s point of view and performing Schumann’s C-major Fantasia (Op. 17) and Brahms’ Six Piano Pieces (Op. 118). This free event — no tickets necessary — takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in the Great Hall of Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca). For further information, call 505-984-6000. — J.M.K.