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All events are free unless otherwise noted

Saturday, October 16 (Prelude Events)
9:00AM — 5:00PM
American Musicological Society — Capital Chapter, Fall 2010 Meeting
Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall

7:00PM
Film Presentation: Schumann's Ghost Writers
An examination into the alter-egos of the composer, including the complete screening of The Schumann Encounter (starring Sir Roger Norrington and Simon Callow)
Presented by John C. Tibbetts (University of Kansas) Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall

Monday, October 18 (Prelude Event)
8:00PM
Prelude: An Evening of Schumann Works UM students perform a selection of Schumann's vocal, piano and chamber works. Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Tuesday, October 19: Official Start of the Festivities
9:00AM
Paper Session: Schumann's Songs and Piano Works Chair: Charles Timbrell (Howard University) Papers presented by musicology graduate students and invited guests. Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall

12:30PM
All-Schumann Noon Recital
UM students perform a selection of Schumann's vocal, piano, and chamber works
Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

2:30PM
Panel Discussion: Schumann and His Poets
Chair: Peter Beicken (University of Maryland)
Panelists include François Loup, Eric Zakim, and Delores Ziegler
Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall
7:00PM
Pre-Concert Lecture: How to Listen to Schumann's Music
Presented by UM Professor of Composition Lawrence Moss
Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall
8:00PM
Celebrating the Chamber Music of Robert Schumann
A showcase of Schumann's instrumental chamber works by UM faculty artists Larissa Dedova, Mikhail Volchok, Katherine Murdock, Paul Cigan and friends and members of the Left Bank Quartet
Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall
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Wednesday, October 20
9:00AM
Papers on Schumann Topics, Session I

  • "Schumann and Piano Pedagogy" - Claudia Macdonald (Oberlin College)
  • "Clara Wieck's Life Before Her Marriage to Robert Schumann - Nancy Reich (Independent Scholar)
  • "Schumann, Anti-Semitism, and the
  • Drei Gesänge aus Lord Byron's Hebräischen Gesängen, Op. 95" - Jon W. Finson (UNC - Chapel Hill)
  • Performance: Drei Gesänge aus Lord Byron's Hebräischen Gesängen, Op. 95
    Monica Soto-Gil, mezzo-soprano
    Rebecca Smith, harp

  • Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    1:00PM
    Panel Discussion: Schumann and the Piano Concerto
    Chair: Claudia Macdonald (Oberlin College)
    Panelists: Leon Plantinga, Nancy Reich, Charles Timbrell
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    2:00PM
    Panel Discussion: Clara as Promoter of Robert's Music
    Chair: Nancy Reich (Independent Scholar)
    Panelists: Claudia Macdonald, Bonny H. Miller, Charles Timbrell
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    3:30PM
    Masterclass: Schumann's Songs
    Led by Professors Rita Sloan (UM Piano Division) and Delores Ziegler (UM Voice Division)
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    5:30PM
    Open Rehearsal: The Guarneri String Quartet & Friends Bradford Gowen (UM Piano Division) joins members of the legendary and now-retired Guarneri String Quartet in a rehearsal of Schumann�s Piano Quintet, Op. 44.
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    8:00PM
    Charles Rosen & Christoph Genz: Dichterliebe & Fantasy, op. 17
    Noted pianist-scholar Charles Rosen performs Schumann�s Intermezzo from the Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Viennese Carnival Pranks), the original version of the Fantasie in C major, and is joined by acclaimed German tenor Christoph Genz in the second half of the program for a performance of Schumann�s best-known song cycle, Dichterliebe, also in its seldom-heard original version
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall
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    Thursday, October 21
    9:00AM
    Papers on Schumann Topics, Session II

  • "Editorial Procedures in Selected 19th-Century Editions of Schumann's Piano Works" - Charles Timbrell (Howard University)
  • "How Schumann Grappled with Berlioz" - Leon Plantinga (Yale University)
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    11:00AM
    Talk by Pianist-Scholar Charles Rosen
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    12:45PM
    All-Schumann Noon Recital
    UM students perform a selection of Schumann's vocal, piano, and chamber works
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    3:00PM
    Panel Discussion: Schumann's Piano Music
    Chair: Charles Timbrell (Howard University)
    Panelists: Claudia Macdonald, Donald Manildi, Leon Plantinga
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    4:00PM
    Panel Discussion: Schumann as Critic
    Chair: Leon Plantinga (Yale University)
    Panelists: Jon Finson, Claudia Macdonald, Charles Timbrell
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    7:00PM
    Pre-Concert Talk: Robert, Clara, Johannes — A Mutual Admiration Society
    Presented by Suzanne Beicken (University of Maryland)
    Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall

    8:00PM
    UM Faculty Concert: For Love of Clara
    The story of Robert and Clara Schumann and their friendship with Johannes Brahms told through letters, diaries and their music. Featuring Rita Sloan (piano), James Stern (violin), and Delores Ziegler (mezzo-soprano).
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

  • Friday, October 22
    10:00AM
    Panel Discussion: Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri and other Choral and Orchestral Works
    Chair: Jon W. Finson (UNC—Chapel Hill)
    Panelists: Guest Conductor Paul Goodwin and UM faculty artists Edward Maclary and James Ross
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    1:00PM and 2:00PM - two chances to attend!
    Presentation: Clara, her pupils, and other 'golden age' Schumann interpreters — Rarities from the International Piano Archives at Maryland
    Presented by IPAM Curator, Donald Manildi
    Location: Piano Room (outside Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library)

    3:00PM
    Presentation: Träumerei — Robert Schumann Meets Dr. Goebbels
    Presented by John C. Tibbetts (University of Kansas). Tibbetts discusses clips from the forgotten, once controversial German film Träumerei (UFA studios, 1944), a biopic —never shown in the U.S. —dramatizing the story of Robert and Clara, which Goebbels pronounced a "work of art that brings nothing but pride to our war film productions. . . "
    Location: Gildenhorn Recital Hall

    7:00PM
    Pre-Concert Lecture: The Textual History and Personal Significance of the Peri
    Presented by Jon W. Finson (UNC—Chapel Hill)
    Location: Leah M. Smith Lecture Hall

    8:00PM
    UM Symphony Orchestra and UM Concert Choir: Paradise and the Peri
    Closing words by School of Music Director, Robert Gibson followed by an evening gala concert of Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri, featuring guest conductor Paul Goodwin, soprano Linda Mabbs, the UM Symphony Orchestra, University Concert Choir, and other soloists.
    Location: Dekelboum Concert Hall
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