Muses Trio celebrates Clara Schumann ‘s 200th anniversary of birth and CD launch with a performance of spoken word, diary extracts and her personal piano trio fragmented and reconstructed with music by female composers inspired by her legacy: pianist, virtuoso, composer, wife to a very unstable genius, mother to eight.
Alongside Clara’s acclaimed trio, the Muses will perform Kate Moore (AUS): Whoever you are, come forth (solo cello) and Dies Irae (violin, piano), Rebecca Clarke (UK): Lullaby (violin and cello), Nicole Murphy (AUS) : Surface 2 (violin, cello, piano), Jennifer Higdon (USA): Nocturne from String Poetic (violin, piano), and Lera Auerbach (USA): Postlude from Tryptich, the Mirror with Three Faces (violin, cello, piano).
Sun Mar 10: Wolston House, Brisbane
This is a unique opportunity to hear a performance in Wolston House, a nineteenth-century residential farmhouse and part of the National Trust of Australia, constructed during Clara Schumann’s lifetime. Although on the other side of the world, Wolston House gives a taste of the domestic setting with which Clara and her famly lived; coicindentally Wolston House has been home to two families with a large number of children. By choosing this setting, we aim also to give a sense of the struggle between the artistic and domestic life Clara Schumann constantly juggled throughout her life.
The program is as follows: Wolston House opens at 10am. Guests may choose to join a complimentary guided tour from 10:15-10:45, or to explore the grounds and farmhouse themselves. The Muses perform from approximately 11:00-12:15. Guests can choose to stay, mingle with the artists and friends, and enjoy the catering available on offer.
Parking is free on site, and admission to Wolston House is also included in the ticket price. Catering is additional and will be available on the day, payable via cash or EFTPOS. You can choose whether to have morning tea before the concert, and afterwards a wine cheese or cuppa, lunch, a picnic to enjoy on the lawn, and more.