The Schumann’s & The Sting’s are “Twin Spirits”
Outside of classical vocal music Sir Sting has always been one of my favorite singer/song writer’s since his days with the Police.
Why? Sting has ALWAYS brought a sense of integrity and dignity to his music. It touches the soul and spirit. So, any music that he deems worthy of an audience, I’m open to, even if he’s crossing over into our territory–classical country.
With the assistance of his wife, actress Trudy Styler, Sting has created a 100-minute, hybrid theater piece and concert titled, “Twin Spirits“ in which they both appeared Wednesday evening at the Allen Room. The work, written and directed by John Caird and first performed at Covent Garden in 2005, is meant to bring to life the romance between Robert and Clara Schumann. A 2007 performance, also at Covent Garden. Get more on these kindred spirits from Allan Kozinn of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/02/arts/music/02sting.html?_r=1