MacPhail Spotlight Series
The MacPhail Spotlight Series showcases the exceptional talents of MacPhail teaching artists and special guests, providing an intimate listening experience in MacPhail's Antonello Hall. Under the artistic direction of Mischa Santora, this series will be brought to life with collaborations from some of the Twin Cities' finest artists.
Please join us in the U.S. Bank Lobby one hour before each concert for a special question and answer session with featured performers.
TICKETING INFORMATION for Spotlight Series:
Concert Series: $75 (a savings of 25% off the single ticket price)
No refunds or exchanges. Subscription discount only available for $25 level tickets.
$25 adults, $15 seniors (ages 55 and older) and youth (ages 6 through 18)
MacPhail Student Ticket Discount
MacPhail Students are eligible to buy two tickets for $5 each to the concert of their choice. Discounts may not be combined with a subscription. Please redeem student rate by phone or in person. Tickets subject to availability.
How to order:
Tickets may be ordered by calling 612.767.5250 or by stopping by Student Services at MacPhail locations in Minneapolis, Chanhassen, Apple Valley or White Bear Lake. Since many performances may sell out, advance purchase is recommended. All tickets are general admission. Seating is subject to availability.
Spotlight Series 14/15:
A COURTSHIP IN MUSIC AND WORDS
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8 p.m.
The exchange of letters between Robert Schumann and Clara Wieck is one of the best documented love stories in music history. Not only does it give us a fascinating glimpse into the minds of two extraordinary artists, but it also tells the story of a hard-fought courtship.
This concert will pair excerpts from the letters with two of Robert's early piano pieces. As these compositions are very autobiographical, the letters often correspond exactly to Schumann's musical intent. The letters will be read by two actors in-between movements.
Robert Schumann: Carnaval
Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen
Clara Schumann: Scherzo No.2, op 14
Julia Elkina, piano
Ora Itkin, piano
Miles Duffet as Robert Schumann
Jessie Scarborough Ghent as Clara Wieck
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