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Flute, clarinet, and piano thematically-based chamber music that brings music together with other arts, culture, literature, or spirituality.

Sample Program Themes

Postcards: an international excursion

Gathering Light: inspirational points of light in word and music

At the Scent of Water: life returning

Kick Up Your Heels: catch the energy of dance

Rising as on Wings: at the intersection of music and architecture

The Color of Sound: exploring the art of Henri Matisse

Perennials: favorites in the garden

Spring Fling: putting spring in your step

Faces in the Moon: lunar tales

Morning, Noon, and Night: music for your day

 

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  • Oct 12
    Hochstein School of Music and Dance Rochester
  • Mar 18
    St. George's Episcopal Church Fredericksburg

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With our dress rehearsal for tomorrow's concert complete, I'm thinking of another Billy Collins poem about the shift that takes place from creating to offering, or in our case from rehearsing to performing.  Working out the contour of musical lines and color of sounds, the right balance of melody and harmony, is integral to the creative work of rehearsing.  Then comes the performance, and we turn it outward, or rotate, in the words of Collins, for you, the audience.  His poem "Drawing" beautifully captures this shift.  He describes the artistic strokes that create the details of a drawing: the curves, sweeps, and background material.  The focal point is "a wind-blown  tree."  When the work is ready, "I rotate the book on the table/so the tree/is leaning toward your village."

Tomorrow we take the stage and rotate our work so the wind-swept musical lines lean toward you and pull you into the musical landscape. 

"Drawing" by Billy Collins appears in Nine Horses published by Random House, 2002.  Permission pending.

 

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