What we offer
There is plenty of recorded music out there. You can instantly click YouTube or Pandora and access a plethora of classical music ensembles. So what makes us different?
The Power of Live Music
Nothing beats the visual, physical, and aural experience of being in the space where the acoustic sounds are being created. And everyone hears with their other senses as well, especially their eyes! Even as professional musicians, we crave listening to a great performance live as opposed to a recorded one.
Yes. Hours and hours of rehearsal and practice alone. The chair cushions are faded and our hands get tired, but those thousands of hours translate to a higher level of mastery, not only of the music but our approach on our individual instruments.
The clarinet, violin, piano repertoire is relatively new compared to the old masters (think Brahms, Beethoven, Bach, Mozart). We have incredible music written by Stravinsky, Bartok, Poulenc, and many more. And while our hearts lie in this core repertoire, we also travel outside of it with arrangements of earlier works while still adhering to our core repertoire. We also have a team of composers working on new music for our ensemble. As we grow the ensemble's repertoire, we expose audiences to new sounds and ideas that stem from the modern era. Listening to repertoire from a living composer (especially one who is at the concert) is a totally different experience. We can even ask the composer what they intended!
The energy that comes from our love of the standard repertoire and our desire to grow the ensemble's music is palpable on stage. During our concerts, we offer explanations, context, and breakdowns of the pieces we perform. Our onstage energy comes directly from our joy and love for bringing this repertoire to life for you, the listener.