Please join us on Sunday, March 2, at 2pm at The Music Village, 108 N. Main St, South Bend.
This second event will benefit Hannah and Friends, a great local non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities. Our musicians are Claricello, the duo consisting of Jason Gresl on clarinet and Lara Turner on cello.
Here’s what Jason has to say about the program they’ve created:
“In life we struggle to find the balance between the individual and the community. While many times the whole is greater than its parts, maintaining individuality is paramount to staying human. The first thing that struck me when I went to visit the Hannah and Friends Neighborhood was how the organization provides various options that residents might choose to find their balance. Some residents get together and cook for themselves, others use assistance. Recreational activities bring residents together and yet any individual can find plenty to do on his/her own. There was a strong sense of community. And of course like any community, one must find the balance of staying in one’s comfort zone and exposing oneself to new life situations.
“We have come to understand that chamber music deals with this same balancing act. Two instruments… Does the composer have them work together to blend their sounds into something new or perhaps does each instrument carve out a musical gesture on its own?
“The pieces on this program show various ways that composers explore the balancing act of community/individuality both with compositional techniques and source material. Participatory activities will give audience members an inside look at some ways that composers work and will collectively create a new piece for Claricello to play.”