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April 29 and 30: CMW Fellows Quartet

The CMW Fellows Quartet perform works by Beethoven, Schumann, and  a new work by Laura Cetilia, entitled Rising, Falling. Laura describes her work as “a concept piece in which a MM7 chord (one of the dreamier sonorities) slowly rises or falls (in this version each note of the chord is played by a quartet member). Meanwhile, the chord is outlined by another sound source (in this case, the quartet’s singing voices) every half step of the long glissando.”

The program also includes Beethoven Quartet Op. 18 No. 3 in D and Schumann Quartet Op. 41 No. 3 in A.

Saturday, April 29 at 3pm
Nelson W. Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street, Providence 
Sunday, April 30 at 3pm
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
1 Partners’ Lane
Westport, MA
$20 suggested donation

Revolution of Values

I am honored to be a part of the US Department of Arts and Culture, an organization that in all its work practices the practice of social imagination–imagining the world as it could be otherwise.

As the “Secretary of Music and Society” on the U.S. Department of Arts and Cultural National Cabinet, I’m delighted to help launch #RevolutionOfValues, a day of creative action on April 4th, 2017, the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, powerful speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence.” This is the most-quoted part of the Riverside Speech:
[W]e as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
Fifty years later, to walk in his footsteps, to give voice once again to his powerful words, and to kick off a year of efforts by many organizations around the U.S. to remind people of Dr. King’s real message and unfinished work, the USDAC and partners are sponsoring #RevolutionOfValues. Any individual or organization can take part by hosting an event and/or sharing images or texts via social media inspired by Dr. King’s historic speech. Detailed instructions and resources are available in the free #RevolutionOfValues Toolkit. Download here and join us!
–Sebastian Ruth
Founder & Artistic Director