Go behind the music of our November 17-19 concerts, Symphony Gems! We sat down with Guest Artist Jonathan Biss, Music Director John DeMain, and MSO Marketing Associate Sebastian Jimenez to discover more about this dynamic program and what you can look forward to hearing in Overture Hall. Plus, get a preview of the prelude discussions with Randal Swiggum, learn more about the MSO’s connection to Clara Schumann with Steve Kurr, and watch Jonathan Biss’ interview on NBC15 with Leigh Mills.

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Interviews with Jonathan Biss and John DeMain

Celebrating the Beauty of Schumann’s Music: An Interview with Jonathan Biss

John DeMain speaks on Symphony Gems, Nov. 17-19

Insights from Sebastian Jimenez, MSO Marketing Associate

Mozart Background

Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major (Haffner Symphony)

Movements of the Haffner Symphony

Robert Schumann Background

Schumann’s Piano Concerto Inspiration

Movements of the Schumann Piano Concerto

William Levi Dawson Background

Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony

Movements of the Negro Folk Symphony

Additional Insights

Sebastian Jimenez: Composer Comparisons

Randal Swiggum: Prelude Discussion Preview

Musicology Moment with Steve Kurr: About Clara Schumann

NBC15 Interview