About the project:

“Landscapes: Music for a Changing Climate” is a duo recital series and outreach project that aims to raise awareness of the threat of climate change and its potential impact on communities and individuals.

By curating and presenting a recital program of cello and piano works—a mix of standard sonatas, original arrangements of art songs, and a commissioned work, all of which are inspired by or shed light on the power of nature and its relationship with humanity—we hope to create a musical space in which audience members can find an emotional connection to our natural environment and the specter of climate change. To offer a contemporary perspective on this ongoing challenge, we have commissioned a duo work by award-winning pianist and composer Andrew Hsu (b. 1994).

Following our passion for community engagement and education, we hope to bring tailored workshops and performances to schools and community venues, connecting audience members with existing local institutions that share our concerns and vision. We believe that global challenges can also be communicated at a local level, and that individuals have the ability to bring about positive, meaningful change in their communities. Music uniquely creates opportunities for personal reflection and helps forge strong, emotional connections with the intangible. We look forward to sharing our program with audiences around the country in the coming seasons.

Upcoming project events and residencies include Asheville, N.C., and Cold Spring, N.Y.

Stay tuned for more!