The Evanston Chamber Music Society presents “Love Triangles and Piano Quartets”

Opera music

Looking for something romantic to do for Valentine’s Day? Come and listen to some of the most romantic music written by three eminent composers in the history of Western classical music: Robert and Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms.

Robert and Clara’s romantic story is one of the most enduring love stories of all time – from their first meeting when Robert was studying with Clara’s father, Friedrich Wieck, to Friedrich’s opposition to their union. Robert was one of Johannes Brahms’ greatest champions, and Brahms returned the favor with a loyal friendship, but he also fell in love with Clara. After Robert’s death, Clara and Johannes shared a deep friendship that is evident in their exchange of letters and their compositions.


Piano Quartet in E flat major op. 47-Robert Schuman
3 Romances Op. 22 – Clara Schuman
Piano Quartet in C minor op. 60 – Johannes Brahms

The musicians:

John Macfarlane, violin (second solo – Lyric Opera Orchestra)
Ann Marie Hudson Brink (viola teacher – DePaul University)
Alexander Hersh (award winning cellist; co-artistic director – Guarneri Hall)
Victor Santiago Asunción (Steinway Artist; Artistic Director – Evanston Chamber Music Society)

Place: Charles Gates Dawes House
Time Date: 4 p.m. on 02/12/22
Tickets: $40 (cash or check at the door)

Vaccination cards and mandatory masks

Source: Evanston Chamber Music Society