Robert Schumann’s “Woman’s love and life” (Frauenliebe und Leben) - a Fundraiser
Saturday, Nov 2, starting at 6pm
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, 145 E. Main St., Poultney VT
Schumann’s “Woman’s love and life” is one of the most celebrated Song Cycles by a classical composer in the history of western music. And this is one of the very few times that choreography has been set to the full cycle of romantic songs.
With Beth Thompson, mezzo-soprano, Gary Schmidt on piano, and dance performance w/ Vital Spark North featuring Zoe Marr Hilliard, Alycia Hollister, Nicole Pelaggi Ullman, Kristen Whitman. Choreography by Erika Schmidt
The dinner will start with appetizers to include artisan cheeses and wine, main course will be Coq au Vin, ending w/ assorted home made desserts with tea or coffee. Beth and Gary willperform Music from the Gershwin Song Book during dessert.
100% of the proceeds benefit SVA renovation and preservation work of the historic stone building by raising matching funds for a Vermont Arts Council Cultural Facilities Grant to be used for electrical upgrades throughout the building.
Image: Schumann in 1839, age 29
lithograph by Josef Kriehuber