Artist Unmasked – Clara Schumann

October 6, 4:00 Capitol Theatre

Get up close and personal with one of the most dynamic and musically influential women in history. Distinguished pianist and composer, supportive wife of Robert Schumann, friend and muse of Johannes Brahms, Loving mother of eight, Clara Schumann remains monumentally inspirational. Join Rob Conway-piano, Andrew Wu- violin, Andrew McIntosh-cello and Jennifer Swanson-soprano and explore the “Why” behind the music.

 

 

 

 

Proudly Featuring:

Jennifer Swanson, Soprano

Currently an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Windsor, Dr. Swanson’s performance credentials include solo recital, opera, chamber music, and oratorio in the United States and Canada.

 

Robert Conway, Piano

Is an associate professor of piano at Wayne State University, where he is also the director of the piano area. Since 1989, he has performed regularly as orchestral keyboardist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and has been a soloist with them on several occasions.

Andrew Wu, Violin 

Performs with many different orchestral and chamber music ensembles throughout the Detroit metropolitan area.  Andrew has been a member of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra since 2004 and more recently held the titled position of Acting Assistant Concertmaster 2013-2016. He also performs as a substitute musician with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, performs regularly on the Chamber Music at the Scarab Club Series, and has performed on the Nightnotes Concert Series for the Detroit Chamber Music Winds and Strings.

Andrew McIntosh, Cello
Has been Principal Cellist of The Windsor Symphony Orchestra since 1997. During that time he has also been active as a freelance cellist in Ontario and southern Michigan, playing regularly with the Canadian Opera Company and Esprit Orchestras in Toronto, as well as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra in Detroit.