The Friends of Eusebius and Florestan is a new ensemble based in Melbourne which brings together members of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra who share a passion for music of the 19th century played on period instruments and in the spirit of the first Romantics. The ensemble’s name takes its cue from the two opposing alter-egos of Robert Schumann: Eusebius the dreamer and Florestan the passionate and volatile romantic.

The Friends of Eusebius and Florestan present a concert at Northcote Town Hall on May 9 from 7:30pm.

The program includes:

  • Crusell’s Clarinet Quartet Op. 7 with Craig Hill on clarinet, and
  • Schubert’s Octet in F, D803.