Madness and Betrayal

Works for voice, strings, and piano by Robert Schumann, Arnold Schoenberg, and Brett Dean
Past event (2015)

Two string quartets with soprano form the cornerstone of this residency. Apart from the superficial pairing of two like ensembles, these are works that both wrestle with the most difficult of human circumstance; betrayal, madness, and suicide. Brett Dean’s examination of the plight of Shakespeare’s Ophelia and Schoenberg’s expression of his own very painful biography in the composition of his 2nd string quartet introduce the elements of objectivity and subjectivity in how we create and experience art.


Residency Concert

Thursday, February 26 | 8:00pm
Tiffany DuMouchelle, soprano; Anthony Marwood and Magnus Johnston, violins; Brett Dean, viola; Fernando Arias, cello; Seth Knopp, piano

Dean: Intimate Decisions for solo viola
Schumann: Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, from Dichterliebe for violin and piano
Dean: “And once I played Ophelia” for string quartet and soprano
Schumann: Märchenbilder for viola and piano
Schoenberg: String Quatet No. 2 for string quartet and soprano Read text

Music From Yellow Barn

Saturday, February 28 | 7:30pm
Soundings: New Music at the Nasher

The Nasher Sculpture Center is proud to present the fifth anniversary season of the critically acclaimed Soundings music series under the artistic direction of Seth Knopp.