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Clara & Johannes

Thursday • October 17 • 7:30 pm
Woolsey Hall 500 College St
New Haven, CT 06511 United States

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A sepia toned photo montage of Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms side by side.

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On the Program

Clara Wieck (Schumann)
Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 7

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4

Charles Ives
Three Places in New England

Featured Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Perry So, Conductor & Music Director
Inna Faliks, piano

About this Performance

Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms shared a deep and enduring friendship that greatly influenced their music. Clara, a brilliant pianist and composer, was a close confidante and mentor for Brahms. Their relationship, rooted in mutual respect and admiration, inspired some of the most beautiful and heartfelt compositions in classical music. This concert celebrates their unique bond and the timeless music born from it.

The program will also feature Connecticut’s official composer, Charles Ives, in honor of his 125th Birthday Anniversary! Born in Danbury in 1874, Ives attended Yale University and worked in the insurance industry, while also becoming one of the most influential composers in American history. Three Places in New England aims to paint a picture of American ideals, lifestyle and patriotism at the turn of the 20th century by musically visiting Boston Commons; Redding, Connecticut; and Stockbridge, Mass.



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  • Ticket Information

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    Additional Discounts Available for This Performance:

    College Students are $10 with ID. College student tickets are available in price sections B, C, and D.
    Tickets for active military are free with ID.
    Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount. Call us at (203) 693-1486 or email BoxOffice@LongWharf.org to book your group.

    All artists, programs, and venues are subject to change. No refunds.

  • Explore the Music

    Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra in a performances of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 (2017)

    Isata Kanneh-Mason plays the first movement of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (2019)

    Learn about Clara Schumann’s mentorship of Johannes Brahms.

  • Accessibility

    Ramp & Door Access

    There is a ramp on the Grove Street side entrance to the Schwarzman Center, equipped with push-button access for the door. There is also a wheelchair accessible entrance at the back of the building if entering from Hewitt Triangle, which also has push-button access. The doors to Woolsey Hall are kept open until showtime.

    Seating Options

    Wheelchair accessible seating is available on the first floor of Woolsey Hall. These seats have space considerations for wheelchairs or service animals. There is also companion seating available. If you are in need of mobility considerations with regard to seating, inquire about these options when contacting the box office or email access@newhavensymphony.org.


    Street Parking

    Woolsey Hall is surrounded by metered street parking. Paid street parking in the Woolsey Hall area is available on Grove, College, and Wall Streets, and is free after 9:00 pm. We recommend that you download the GoNewHaven parking app for easy meter pay – no quarters necessary!

    Information about Garage Parking is coming soon!

    Directly outside of Woolsey, there is one (1) ADA spot on Grove Street, three (3) ADA spots on College Street, and one (1) space on Wall Street.

    Public Transportation

    There are several bus lines that service the Schwarzman Center and the downtown New Haven area. The 224, 234, and 278 have a stop on College Street right outside of the Schwarzman Center. The 212, 213, 215, 224, 228, 229, and 234 service the stop at Temple Street and Grove Street, one block from the venue. Riders on lines 237, 238, 241, 243, 246, 254, 255, and 261 can deboard at the top of the New Haven Green at Temple Street and Elm Street. The 204, 206, 223, and 274 stop at Elm Street and Church Street.

    Click here to see a comprehensive map of the bus lines that service downtown New Haven.


    There are bathrooms in the basement of the Schwarzman Center as well as on Floor and 3. Each floor that has a bathroom has two multi-stall restrooms and a single-user restroom. Each multi-stall restroom has an ADA compliant stall, and each single–user restroom is also ADA compliant. The multi-stall restrooms are labeled according to gender. We invite patrons to use whichever restroom best corresponds with their gender identity.

    Sensory Related Accommodations

    Sensory kits and earplugs are available at all of our concerts. Patrons can also request to borrow ear defenders for the duration of the concert. To obtain a pair, see a staff member or visit the welcome table.

    Large Print Programs

    Large print programs are available at all of our concerts and can be acquired from a staff member or visit the welcome table.


    Elevators are located on the outer rotunda on the first floor of the Schwarzman Center. You can use the elevator to reach any floor of Woolsey Hall; however, please note that only the first floor offers wheelchair accessible seating.

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