W&L’s Marlbrook Chamber Players Present ‘Troubadour of Love’ The March 21 show is free and open to the public to view online.
The Marlbrook Chamber Players will present composer Robert Schumann’s music in a virtual program, “Troubadour of Love,” on Sunday, March 21 at 3 p.m.
The show is free and open to the public to view online at https://livestream.com/wlu,
The Marlbrook Chamber Players consist of W&L’s Jaime McArdle on violin, Julia Goudimova on cello, Megan Mason on viola and Anna Billias on piano.
The evening opens with Goudimova and Billias performing Schumann’s “Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70.” Following that piece are two movements from the “Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Movements) Op. 113” performed by Mason and Billias. The movements evoke a childlike sense of wonder and Schumann’s love of fantasy. Each movement personifies a different aspect of a fairytale, from the melancholy first movement to the sweet and peaceful conclusion.
The evening will conclude with all of the ensemble members playing Schumann’s most frequently performed “Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op 47.” The energetic motives and melodic themes alternate throughout as the strings and piano often play in turn and against one another, and finally join together in play.
For more information about the virtual performance, visit https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center/marlbrook-chamber-players-winter.