Emmanuel Music, led by Acting Artistic John Harbison and Associate Conductor, Michael Beattie, opens the final year of its Schumann Chamber Series on Sunday, October 26 at 4 PM at Emmanuel Church.

The opening concert of Year 5 features renowned pianist Russell Sherman playing three of Robert Schumann’s best-known pieces. All written early in Schumann’s career, the three pieces show the emotional range of Schumann’s musical expression.

Mr. Sherman has been praised as an ingenious virtuoso and an insightful master. A prolific performer who has made many recordings, including an acclaimed recording of Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes, Mr. Sherman is also a master teacher who counts Emmanuel Music founder Craig Smith among his students.

Arabesque in C Major, Op. 18
Kreisleriana, Op. 16
Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17

Performer: Russell Sherman, piano

Date & Time: Sunday, October 26, 2008, 4:00 PM

Place: Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston

Tickets: $30 - $75; Students $10, available by phone, internet and at the door on the day of the performance

For more information you can call 617.536.3356 or visit the Emmanuel Music website at www.emmanuelmusic.org.