This poetic program celebrates the creative spark shared by virtuoso musician Clara Schumann; her husband, Robert Schumann; and their friend Johannes Brahms. Alone at the piano, Kirill Gerstein opens the performance with Brahms’s touching tribute to Robert. The Festival Orchestra then joins for Robert’s ravishing piano concerto, which was written for Clara. The program finishes with the blazing triumph of Brahms’s First Symphony, its finale ringing with a theme Brahms had sent to Clara along with the famous message, “Thus blew the shepherd's horn today!”


On August 16, continue the evening with Kirill Gerstein’s A Little Night Music performance of Brahms and Clara Schumann.

The Program

“Flat-out fabulous.”
– Cleveland Classical on Kirill Gerstein


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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Brahms Symphony No. 1

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm David Geffen Hall

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Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra

Louis Langrée, conductor

Kirill Gerstein, piano (Mostly Mozart debut)


Pre-concert recital at 6:30 pm

Susanna Phillips, soprano, and Louis Langrée, piano

Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben

David Geffen Hall

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