Artistic Director Michelle Schumann leads an introspective journey of artistry and creativity, featuring favorite works written by favorite composers, performed by her for the first time. The broadcast has ended for this program, but you can get on-demand access in December when you complete the Fall Sessions registration form.
Chaconne in D Minor | Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)/Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1894)
Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
- Adagio cantabile — Allegro ma non troppo
- Allegro vivace
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 | Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
Sleep Well | Carlos Simon (b. 1986)
Over the Rainbow | Harold Arlen (1905–1986) arr. Keith Jarrett (b. 1945)
Hailed for her “sensitive, flexible, and tempestuous dexterity” (Fanfare Magazine), pianist Michelle Schumann has built a reputation for evocative and moving performances. Since 2006, Michelle has served as Artistic Director of the Austin Chamber Music Center, where she “is fearlessly expanding our definition of chamber music” (Austin American-Statesman). Her brand of performance includes an enthusiastic interplay with the audience and her trademark includes bringing diverse music together under a blanket of narrative events.
Schumann is artist-in-residence and professor of piano at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin and additionally holds a Performance Diploma from the Vienna Conservatory.