Saint-Saëns & Schumann
Oct 14 - Oct 17, 2021
Saint-Saëns & Schumann


Composer Augusta Holmès broke gender barriers in 19th-century Paris, studying with Romantic master César Franck and writing symphonic works on a heroic scale. The sumptuous Night and Love offers a snapshot of her remarkable talents. Saint-Saëns’ richly melodic concerto highlights CSO Principal Cello John Sharp, and Schumann’s Second Symphony expresses triumph after his struggles with illness and depression. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021
7:30 PM
Friday, October 15, 2021
1:30 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2021
8:00 PM
Sunday, October 17, 2021
3:00 PM

La Nuit et l'Amour


Cello Concerto No. 1


Symphony No. 2

Principal Cello
The Eloise W. Martin Chair

These concerts are generously sponsored by the Zell Family Foundation.

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