For Clara

Charlotte Seither's new orchestral work for Zwickau

Charlotte Seither’s orchestral work “sie, die spricht” (“she who speaks”) for Clara Schumann’s 200th anniversary began in response to an initiative by the Schumann city of Zwickau. The composer was commissioned to write an orchestral work for the anniversary of the pianist, composer and professor. The new work for orchestra will be premiered on 6 June in Zwickau by the Orchestra of the Plauen-Zwickau Theater conducted by Leo Siberski. Other cities involved are the Schumann city of Bonn with the Beethoven Orchestra and its Music Director Dirk Kaftan, and Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium Frankfurt, where Clara Schumann was the very first female professor of piano of all. The performances take place on 13.9.2019 in Frankfurt and 11.10.2019 in Bonn. (Photo: Marco Bussmann)