Fuma Sacra

Once Upon a Time

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Sunday February 17, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 79 One Mile Rd. Extension, East Windsor, NJ 08520  (map)

A concert of musical fairy-tales featuring Der Rose Pilgerfahrt by Robert Schumann and Bo Holten's Rain and Rush and Rosebush.  The Pilgrimage of the Rose is the fairy-tale story of an enchanted rose who becomes human and discovers the beauty of love. It was originally written for performance in the Schumann home, with a small group of singers accompanied by his wife Clara, one of the great virtuoso pianists of their age.  Rain and Rush and Rosebush is a setting of a text by Hans Christian Anderson. It is a beautiful and lyrical work for twelve solo singers that has been performed more than 500 times since it was composed in 1991.

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