In this performance, the APO explores a musical love triangle in our latest theatrical collaboration. It’s no secret that Johannes Brahms had feelings for Robert Schumann’s wife Clara, a composer herself. All of these emotional complications affected their work. Notice the yearning, desire and inspiration in this evening’s pieces by Brahms.
And it affected our work. The APO is excited to collaborate again with actor/director Steven Marzolf in this new play by award-winning playwright, Bob Ford. In Clara and Johannes at the Lake, Steven Marzolf directs as Elizabeth Jilka and Riles Holiday perform this heartrending story, piece by piece, before selections from Brahms’ four symphonies.