Enjoy a picnic lunch from Girl and the Fig Restaurant while partaking in a discussion with bassoonist and Harvard Musicologist Kate van Orden.
Robert Schumann wrote passionately throughout his life: editorials, reviews, letters, and personal journals, including a “marriage journal” kept with Clara. This lunchtime conversation explores his favorite musicians, from his fictional friends in the Davidsbündler, sworn to combat philistinism, to Paganini, Chopin, and the up-and-coming Johannes Brahms, who ultimately threatened to steal Clara’s heart. Come discuss the musical genius at the center of this year’s festival with Kate van Orden and festival musicians.
Lunch tickets should be pre-purchased. Lecture-only tickets may be the only option at the door.
* House-roasted turkey sandwich with cheddar, apricot fig chutney, or
* Roasted portabella mushroom sandwich with goat cheese, roasted red peppers
Plus orzo pasta salad and chocolate chip cookie with each lunch