“Every age has a secret society of congenial spirits.
Draw the circle of friends tighter,
that the truth of art may shine ever more clearly.”
Robert Schuman German composer, pianist,
and influential music critic. 1810 – 1856
The Circle of Friends is the name chosen for the 2022 series for Orchestra Wellington. The reason for this is the music for the series all comes from the 19th-century circle of music friends – Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, Johannes Brahms and many others. It is recognised that these musical greats constitute one of the most remarkable interactions in musical history. So the stage/scene was set and we were tempted.
Each year the orchestra produces six concerts and last night, unfortunately, was the final for the year. This was an amazing performance. Titled “Faust Robert Schumann, Scenes from Goethe’s Faust.”
Our Book of Words for the season tells us…
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