Family Ties – The Schumanns and The Mendelssohns


  • Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C major
  • Clara Schumann Piano Concerto
    Robert Schumann Introduction and Concert Allegro
    Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)


  • Natalia Ponomarchuk conductor
  • Alexander Melnikov piano

Sister and brother, husband and wife: for the Schumanns and Mendelssohns, musical genius was a family affair, and when you hear their music played together it evokes a whole, wonderfully vivid world of love, friendship and imagination without limits.

The distinguished Ukrainian conductor Natalia Ponomarchuk follows Felix and Fanny from their childhood home in Berlin to the moors and mists of 19th-century Scotland, while pianist Alexander Melnikov explores the relationship between Clara and Robert Schumann – a husband and wife united in their devotion to the piano, to art and to each other

Please note venue.

Fri 19 Jan 2024, 7.30pm

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Tickets £15 - £49

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