Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828) died prematurely at the age of 31, leaving behind a legacy of more than 600 vocal works, seven completed symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music, and an enormous catalogue of chamber and piano music. Although once enjoying only limited popularity, his fame has steadily risen over the years, and he is now ranked amongst the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras.

Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. With a catalogue of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions, her music has been performed internationally.