Katie Ketchum, who teaches voice and piano in Sebastopol, also has an interesting history as a performer.
She created and performed a one-woman musical about the American painter Mary Cassatt, and her musical about Mary Magdalene played to good response in Sacramento and San Francisco.
She’ll perform her new show, “An Evening with Clara Schumann; 19th Century Pianist and Composer,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St., Sebastopol. Admission: $10-$20. Information: (707) 829-4797, www.sebarts.org.
Clara Schumann was married to composer Robert Schumann during the 1800s and won attention for his work by performing it at concerts throughout Europe, while also raising their eight children.
A composer herself, Clara also promoted the work of Johannes Brahms and continued her friendship with him after her husband’s death.