The Poetry in Life ~ Schumann, Adès, Brahms is an exploration of Schumann’s literary life that spilled wholeheartedly into his musical creative output
in songs, solo piano music and chamber music; a look into the works of Schumann’s prolific parallel, the contemporary British composer Thomas Adès,
who was also born to a poet and for whom the intertwining of literature and music comes so naturally; and which closes with the musical poetry
found in the mature and late years of Brahms, a younger German Romantic discovered at age 20 and hailed by Schumann himself as the ‘chosen one’.

For young ones who are just starting out, we have two specially designed interactive Concerts for Children the morning of 19 May.
Send them off to a 50-minute session of fun and learning with these international artists and a great facilitator !

10am 19 May 2018
for ages 0-6

Discover the special timbres, textures, and unique sound world of Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet, a work fashioned by this German master
after Mozart’s own sublime Clarinet Quintet, written a hundred years before.

“The fact that most people do not understand and respect the very best things, such as Mozart’s concertos,
is what permits men like us to become famous.” – Johannes Brahms

12noon 19 May 2018
for ages 6-12

Explore the expressive poetry in Schumann’s beloved song cycle Frauen-Liebe und Leben Op. 42 (Woman’s Love and Life)
and admire how he wove his own musical creations into the fabric of these Romantic poems.

Esplanade Recital Studio
Date: 19 May 2018

About the Musicians:
Luca Buratto
Daniel Chong
Giovanni Gnocchi
Florent Héau
Jazimina MacNeil
Tang Tee Khoon
Jessica Thompson

About our Animateur:

Alyssa Lie

Admission only for children ages 12 and under. Admission not for adults.

Exception made for children ages 4 & under. 1 accompanying parent allowed for each child age 4 & under. Accompanying parent will also need a ticket.
*limited observer tickets for accompanying parents for children ages 5 & above, available upon special written request here.

Online ticket purchase has closed.  Please proceed to the Welcome Desk situated at the foyer of Esplanade Recital Studio at least 20 minutes prior to your session for any purchase of tickets from now.

All purchased Concerts for Children tickets will be readied for pick-up at our welcome desk on the day of the Concerts, 19 May itself,
at the foyer of the Esplanade Recital Studio.  See you there !