Houston Symphony presents Robert Schumann Festival: Angels and Demons
Led by Andres Orozco-Estrada, the Schumann Festival is a comprehensive exploration of the works of composer Robert Schumann. “Angels and Demons” dives into the Schumann oeuvre in all its breadth and depth, delving into every facet of the work by one of the very first composers to take up Beethoven’s unspoken challenge that music could be a place for deep, personal expression.
Works of every scale are represented, from chamber works for two musicians to full Romantic Period symphonic and choral works. The festival includes lectures and other special events to illumine further the artistry and body of work of the great German composer.
Musical works include the composer’s four symphonies, the piano concerto with soloist Benjamin Grosvenor, the cello concerto with soloist Alisa Weilerstein, and choral selections from Romances and Ballads, Six Songs, Spanish Songs, and Maiden Songs, and more with Houston Symphony Principal Keyboardist Scott Holshouser and the Houston Symphony Chorus under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber.