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  • Fort Myers, FL 33919

Conductor: Nir Kabaretti
Soloist: Noah Waddell, piano        

Robert Schumann: Manfred Overture
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

A young musical prodigy is discovered by an older mentor, who invites the budding virtuoso to come live with him and his wife to better develop his talent. As the young man achieves stardom, his mentor’s mental health deteriorates, and rumors start to circulate that his wife and the young musician are more than just close friends…

Just another episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians? No, this tabloid-style drama entangled the lives of three great Romantic composers: Robert Schumann, his wife Clara, and the young Johannes Brahms. Come hear the musical genius of all three sides of this love triangle, as the Southwest Florida Symphony under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti performs Robert Schumann’s fiery Manfred Overture (inspired by the poetry of Lord Byron), Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor featuring Jillian Prescott Scholarship Award Winner Noah Wadell, and Brahms’ lyrical and passionate Symphony No. 2 in D major.

Doc's Literary Picks:

Schumann: Manfred Overture, Op. 58 –
Lord Byron: Manfred

Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 7
Janice Galloway: Clara
Georges Sand: George Eliot: Middlemarch

Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 –
Irvin Yalom: When Nietzsche Wept
Thomas Mann: Buddenbrooks
Hanslick: On the Musically Beautiful

Movie: The Illusionist