Post-Performance Q & A Session
Countless pieces of music, from grand operas to country
ballads, have been inspired by the folly of love. Love that
goes to our heads, gets under our skin, bewitches, bothers,
bewilders... Love that drives us to distraction and beyond.
Sometimes ill-fated, sometimes unrequited, sometimes
scandalous, always obsessive and intoxicating. Pianist Lara
Downes has curated a program of piano masterpieces inspired
by romantic dramas from Romeo and Juliet to Robert and Clara
Schumann, and featuring the West Coast premiere of Mad Love,
a new work by composer Daniel Felsenfeld riffing on iconic
rock and pop songs inspired by this crazy kind of love.
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