Twin Spirits, narrated by Strathairn, was billed as "a poetic meditation on the passionate relationship between composer Robert Schumann and wife Clara Wieck."
Sting joined his wife, actress, producer and philanthropist Trudie Styler to read from the letters between Robert and Clara. Their story was illustrated and interwoven with music composed by Robert, embodied by pianist Jeremy Denk, baritone Nathan Gunn and violinist Joshua Bell — and by Clara, who was evoked by pianist Natasha Paremski, soprano Camille Zamora, and cellist Nina Kotova.
Tony Award winner John Caird, the co-director of Les Miserables, devised and directed the show.
Here is a look at the sold-out evening, held at the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall:
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