Schubert’s Dream

Schubert’s short story My Dream, a tale of exile and homecoming, opens new insights into the artist’s life and personality. Having performed and composed exclusively among a private circle of friends, Schubert remains of the most elusive of Romantic composers. His outgoing personality and lively social life sometimes masked an undercurrent of anxiety, insecurity, and loneliness. In the story, many of these feelings come to the surface as Schubert recounts a dream of being driven out of his father’s house and forced to wander in foreign lands.

This concert will highlight Schubert’s only known literary work amid performances of some of his most exquisite chamber music and songs, including his second Piano Trio and selected songs from Die Winterreise and Schwanengesang.

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Written by James Melo
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
Set & Costumes by Vanessa James
Lighting Design by
Judith M. Daitsman


June 3, 2010

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.,
NY, NY (2010)

March 11, 2004
The Kosciuszko Foundation
15 East 65th Street, NY, NY (2004)