David Strathairn
David Strathairn
Sirius XM Pops will present a live broadcast of the New York performance of Twin Spirits, starring Sting and his wife,Trudie Styler, to be presented by the Culture Project at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday, June 30, at 7:30pm. The station will present a countdown to the performance, hosted by Paul Bachmann, beginning at 6pm.

The event, which will celebrate the 200th birthday of composer Robert Schumann, is devised and directed for the stage by Tony Award-winner John Caird. It is a poetic meditation on the passionate relationship between composer Robert Schumann (Sting) and wife Clara Wieck (Styler). David Straithairn will narrate the piece.

Their story is illustrated and interwoven with music composed by Schumann, whose spirit will be embodied by pianist Jeremy Denk, baritone Nathan Gunn and violinist Joshua Bell -- and by Wieck, who is evoked by pianist Natasha Paremski, soprano Camille Zamora, and cellist Nina Kotova.

A portion of the proceeds from the performance will benefit the Music Unites Youth Choir, bringing together public high school students from across the five boroughs.

Tickets are $125, or $250 VIP. To purchase or for more information, visit www.jalc.org.