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Das Paradies und die Peri - Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Paradise and the PeriUM School of Music Schumann Festival UM Symphony Orchestra UM Concert Choir

Paul Goodwin, guest conductor Linda Mabbs, soprano Gran Wilson, tenor Diba Alvi, soprano Jenna Lebherz, mezzo-soprano Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano Patrick Cook, tenor Christopher DeVage, baritone

Friday, October 22, 2010 8:00 pm - Dekelboum Concert Hall

The Robert Schumann Bicentennial Festival and Conference will culminate in a performance of Schumann's Op. 50 cantata, Das Paradies und die Peri. This work for soloists, chorus and orchestra gives musical form to the Persian myth of the peri, a creature fallen from heaven and trying to regain entrance. Guest conductor Paul Goodwin, known for creative and dynamic programming, will direct the combined ensembles:

   Streaming audio: Listen to a playlist featuring Schumann's Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 on Naxos Music Library

  This list includes a score and recording of Schumann's Op. 50 for chorus and orchestra, as well as "Schumann and His World," a book of writings on Schumann including an essay by John Daverio entitled "Schumann's "New Genre for the Concert Hall": Das Paradies und die Peri in the Eyes of a Contemporary."

   Biographies of Robert Schumann