Springtime Schumann

“Springtime Schumann” will feature the VSO piano quintet performing Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat major. The piece, which consists of four movements (or sections), is a musician favorite because of its wide range of moods and sound colors. The performance was recorded at the McAllen Performing Arts Center with strict adherence to public health guidelines. “Springtime Schumann” is the last in a series of digital concerts that began in Fall 2020, the first season of its kind for the Symphony that arose as a response to Covid-19 public health restrictions.

Read more in the Spring 2021 Program Book

This concert was premiered online on March 19, 2021, and broadcast on KRGV-Channel 5 on March 21, 2021. Watch the full concert below.

The Program

Robert SchumannPiano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44
I. Allegro brillante
II. In modo d’una marcia. Un poco largamente
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro ma non troppo

The Artists

VSO Piano Quintet
Violin IGeoffrey Wong
Violin IIMaria Fernanda Gonzalez
ViolaYoung Sin Choi
CelloPatrick Hopkins
PianoKonrad Binienda

Season Sponsors

Mrs. Wanda Boush

Drs. Tawhid and Mihaela Shuaib

Mrs. Trudie Elmore Abbott

Carolyn and Dr. Kenneth Landrum

Mr. Tom and Dr. Nina Torkelson