Join us on Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 pm for a unique afternoon featuring a performance of Kreisleriana, Robert Schumann’s masterpiece for solo piano. Interspersed with the eight pieces that comprise the work will be short excerpts from the lively letters of Clara and Robert Schumann during their courtship, as well as some irreverent utterings by writer E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Johannes Kreisler” which inspired the work.

This is Leslie Amper’s second appearance at these concerts.


Composer Work Year
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana, Op. 16 1838

About the Artist

American pianist Leslie Amper was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After two years at Oberlin College, Ms. Amper continued her studies at New England Conservatory under the guidance of Rudolph Kolisch, Gunther Schuller, and Russell Sherman. She began her performance career with a critically acclaimed New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall and went on to delight audiences in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, and San Francisco as well as at Monadnock Musicʼs Virtuoso Piano Series.

A member of New Hampshire Music Festival, she is a frequent participant in Boston’s Emmanuel Music solo and chamber music celebrations. Her multi media piano performances related to the visual arts have been presented at museums and colleges nationwide including the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, California State University East Bay, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Arizona.

Ms. Amper has lectured at Harvard College, Boston University, University of Pittsburgh, and New Hampshire Music Festival, where she is a regular performer. She is currently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory (Preparatory Department) and Wheaton College (MA).

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private home in southern Rhode Island, near the village of Wakefield. The street address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown, RI 02879.

Map and Directions

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. One hour before the performance, join us for a discussion about the music on the program (afternoon concerts only). After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to chat with the artists and learn about their backgrounds, interests, and career plans.


Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send an email to with the names of everyone in your party. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation request. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If you have a reservation and a member of your party decides not to attend, please let us know so others can take their place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. If your resources are limited, please contribute whatever you can afford. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

IMPORTANT: As a precaution, we’d like everyone attending this concert to be fully vaccinated and symptom-free. Masks are optional at this time.

Seating capacity for this concert: 20

Name Email Note
Brandon, Neil (on file)
Griffin, Vida-Wynne (on file)
Hirons, Phil (on file)
Hypher, Austen (on file)
Laub, Sandra (on file)
Lawrence, Aubree guest of Austen Hypher
Schelleng, Bob (on file)
Schelleng, Katie (on file)
Total: 8