Joshua Bell, Nathan Gunn, Sting, Trudie Styler, et al. Set for Twin Spirits
Devised and directed for the stage by Tony Award-winner John Caird, the piece is is a poetic meditation on the passionate relationship between composer Robert Schumann (Sting) and wife Clara Wieck (Styler).
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.