Mercyhurst explores mental health & artistic creation through Schumann

On Thursday, Nov. 11, the D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst College, in cooperation with Stairways Behavioral Health, will present a lecture-recital on the music of Robert Schumann (1810-1956) at 8 p.m. in Walker Recital Hall.

In honor of the bicentennial year of the composer’s birth, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Stairways, the evening will feature a lecture on Schumann’s psychologically troubled life by Dr. Albert Glinsky, professor of music at Mercyhurst. Performances of Schumann’s works will showcase faculty artists Dr. Samuel Rotberg, violin; Brent Weber, tenor; Dr. Shirley Yoo, piano; staff accompanist, Faith Lifshen; and students Brittany Baglia, Andrea Baker, Adam Ferrari, Marie Karbacka, Peter Marjenin, and Brianna Steves along with other guest artists.

The theme of the concert — the relationship between mental health disorders and artistic creation — is part of a yearlong series at Mercyhurst in partnership with Stairways.

The Schumann presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 824-2394.
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