2019 Season

JinJoo Cho with violin

A Portrait of Clara Schumann

Clara Schumann’s immense influence on Johannes Brahms has been researched, discussed and written about extensively. In this concert, we explore her influences. Like Brahms, Clara Schumann also was  a classicist and heavily influenced by the counterpoint of J.S. Bach. This concert opens with a trio arrangement of Bach’s masterful Goldberg Variations before exploring two works by Schumann, among them, her most well-known piece of chamber music, the Piano Trio in G minor. Brahms himself was without a doubt the greatest influence on her compositional style and this concert ends appropriately with his glorious String Sextet in G Major.  The program includes: J.S. Bach: Selections from the “Goldberg Variations,” Clara Schumann: Piano Trio G Minor, and Brahms: String Sextet No. 2, Op. 36.

Concert features:
Geoffrey Herd, Jinjoo Cho, violin
Michelle Cann, piano
Abigail Wilensky and Eric Wong, viola
Max Geissler and Jonathon Dorman, cello

Program subject to change.


  • Friday, May 31, 2019 – 7:30 PM

    First Presbyterian Church of Skaneateles
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  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 – 7:30 PM

    Gearan Center for the Performing Arts
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