BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Music Center will present on Saturday, June 19, the second concert of the inaugural season of the EOS project.
The 5 pm show will feature Kathy Andrew and Heather Sommerlad, violin; Emily Packard, viola; and Zon Eastes, cello.
On the program: Javier Álvarez Chabacano Metro, Joël Thompson In response to madness, Caroline Shaw Plan, Irene Sazer Duet for two violins, and that of William Grant Still Lyrical String Quartetyou.
The EOS project – “Educate. Open. Strengthen. ”- is a direct answer to questions of social justice as it relates to the world of classical music and institutions such as the BMC.
Developed and directed by BMC faculty member Sommerlad, EOS is intended as “a collaborative effort of BMC Music School professors and other local musicians to actively seek, study, and intentionally perform the music of black, native composers. and color. , as well as composers who identify as something other than cisgender men, ”according to a press release.
“The EOS Project accepts that as our country counts with its history of oppression, we as individuals must work to understand our own implicit prejudices,” the press release continued. “In the world of music, prejudices are seen in concert halls, both on stage and in the music played. “
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