Love in the Time of

Based on and incorporating Schumann’s Dichterliebe
Performed with piano accompaniment

Thur, November 10, 2022 7:30 pm
Fri, November 11, 2022 7:30 pm
Sat, November 12, 2022 3:00 pm

A beloved classic meets a world-premiere commission

In this extraordinary musical pairing, Robert Schumann’s beloved Dichterliebe is intertwined with Love in the Time Of..., a brand new song cycle commissioned by BOC. 10 poets and 8 composers have created 16 new songs, each one a reflection or response to the brilliant works in Schumann’s cycle. In a fully staged narrative, this piece explores the love we aspire to and the things we must let go amidst all the promise, turmoil, wonder and heartache of the 21st century.

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Multicultural Arts Center
41 Second St, East Cambridge, MA 02141


General Admission: $35
Senior Admission: $30
Student Admission: $15


music by Robert Schumann
text by Heinrich Heine

Love in the Time Of...
music by contemporary composers
text by contemporary poets

Poetry by:

María Luisa Arroyo
Charles Coe
Danielle Legros Georges
Madeline Lam
Mariona Lloreta
Karen Mandell
Ashley Rose
Enzo Silon Surin
Missy Whiteman
Crystal Willams

Musical compositions by:

Kitty Brazelton
Paul Frucht
Anthony R. Green
Lillie Rebecca McDonough
Jen Shyu
Iván Enrique Rodríguez
Tony Solitro
Akshaya Avril Tucker

with performances by:

Omar Najmi, tenor
Gabrielle Clutter, soprano
Sarah Cooper, soprano
Alexis Peart, mezzo-soprano
Junhan Choi, baritone