Our headlines are filled daily with news of violence, both in our towns and cities and around the world. We are constantly on the brink of new conflict, faced with widening disparities in wealth, changing economies, the effects of climate change, and the largest wave of migration in recorded history. All the while, tensions and outbreaks of violence in our own country remind us how divided we still are, and how far we still have to go to respect and understand each other. No matter what are backgrounds and views, we feel The weight of this conflicted world. As musicians, we believe music offers some relief, something for the pain, anger, and despair. We also believe that music can bring us together in ways that words cannot, offering time for reflection and peace, it's only fleeting.
SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 8 arr. for String Orchestra
BRIDGE Lament, H.117
MEEROPOL Strange Fruit arr. Goodin