Enjoy a picnic on the patio of the Hanna Boys Center before attending a concert, and stay for a complimentary glass of wine while mingling with the artists afterwards. Each reception will feature a different local winery pouring their finest for you to taste! There will also have special appearances by KDFC’s Rik Malone and Harvard musicologist Kate van Orden.
This year the Festival celebrates the world of Robert Schumann, juxtaposing the composer’s own compositions with chamber works by composers he idolized and championed. Schumann was a brilliant composer and an influential critic who wrote with passion and humor about the struggles and ecstasies of his contemporaries and musical precursors.