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Free chamber music concert celebrates Brahms, Schumanns

THE HELIAND CONSORT

MIDDLEBURY — The year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer and pianist extraordinaire, Clara Schumann. To honor the occasion, the Heliand Consort presents “Kindred Spirits”, a new program of chamber music by Clara and Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, along with letters detailing their deep love and friendship. This free concert will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall.
The concert will offer a glimpse into the tragic and beautiful story of love, friendship and art. The program includes Robert Schumann’s “Romances for Oboe and Piano,” Johannes Brahms’ “Sonata for Piano and Clarinet,” and songs by Clara Schumann.
The Heliand Consort is an accomplished, Vermont-based chamber music ensemble including pianist Cynthia Huard (who is also an Affiliate Artist at the Middlebury College Department of Music), oboist Katie Oprea, and clarinetist Elisabeth LeBlanc. For this “Side by Side” concert, students will perform along with the guest artists.
This concert is sponsored by the Middlebury College Department of Music.

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