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E.O.S.: Untethered

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The EOS Project presents “Untethered,” Sunday, February 25, at the BMC. The 4 p.m. concert will feature music for unaccompanied violin and cello, exploring themes of connectedness when we feel most alone. Audience members are invited to bring a sketch pad to draw or color during the performance.

Performing will be Heather Sommerlad on violin and Julie Carew on cello. Works will include Three Question Marks by Eric Lacy, Shades for Cello by Daijana Wallace, Baroque Suite for Unaccompanied Cello by Dorothy Rudd Moore, and other pieces contributing to the untethered theme.

As Sommerlad explains, “When we think about unaccompanied music for violin and cello, we immediately think ‘Bach.’ There’s a feeling of connectedness around the tradition of learning and performing unaccompanied Bach because everyone does so, like a rite of passage. ‘Untethered’ aims to challenge this white, European-centric tradition, urging us to let go of what feels comfortable and embrace the vulnerability of learning.”

About the EOS Project
What do great composers look like? Where do they come from? How we answer these questions is the focus of the EOS (Educate • Open • Strengthen) Project. Created at the BMC in the spring of 2020, the Project’s mission is to open new doors and allow our community to explore what and who we’ve been missing—namely, composers who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as well as those who identify as anything other than cis male.

The ability to write complex, evocative musical works belongs to no one race or gender, a fact that has long been obscured by the traditional canon. But there is an extensive list of gifted composers—from contemporaries of the acknowledged “great composers” to living, emerging artists today—who have created powerful works of depth and grace for as long as music has existed. EOS, under the direction of Heather Sommerlad, and with the participation of BMC faculty and area musicians, seeks out this unjustly neglected music to study and perform in a spirit of social justice and a desire to add to our understanding of great art.


February 25
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Karen Becker, Crager Boardman, Deb Bunker, Lisa Cox, Walter Cramer, Cathie Creed, Rebecca Curzon, Becky Day, Bill Dixon, Kim Effron, Phil Feidelseit, Lotte Gannon-Kurowski, Greg Goodman, Marta Gossage, Bill Gottesman, Rebecca Greene-Cramer, Freddie Hart, Jenelle Harvey, Kimi Hasegawa, Cal Heile, Richard Henke, Frances Herbert, Lynn Herzog, Jenny Holan, Jon Joyce, Susan Kunhardt, Lerna, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Joanne McLellan, Helen Merena, Raquel Moreno, Kris Outwater, Kaylina Phoenix, Antje Ruppert, Perrin Scott, Betsy Whittaker, Pete Wilson, Tom Yahner and Louise Zak.

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