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Concert one: Omni Quartet

Program includes:

Schumann a-minor Quartet

Robert Schumann’s life was shrouded by depression and mental illness with the exception of one brief happy period: for a single year following his hard-fought marriage to the brilliantly gifted Clara Wieck (yes, her father had sued against this marriage), he had an exuberant love-filled composing period, during which he swiftly wrote all his chamber music. This includes his unusually tender and vulnerable String Quartet in a-minor. The Omni Quartet, all musicians in the Cleveland Orchestra, will delight us with this rarely-heard masterpiece in the perfect setting: a romantic carriage house hidden on Herrick Mews Lane in the heart of Cleveland Heights.


Omni Quartet: Amy Lee, Alicia Koelz, Joanna Zakany, Tanya Ell,  (all members of the Cleveland Orchestra)

Read about Close Encounters Season 14: 2019-20

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