Novel Voices is a project created to help raise awareness, through art, about the lives and struggles of refugees across the globe, while also educating its participants and audiences on what can be done to help and how the layman can get involved.
- WHO: CARR-PETROVA DUO, Fernando Arroyo Lascurain, and a film-maker
- 4 concerts in Refugee Camps across the globe.
- Recordings of select refugee-camp audience members to document their stories.
- An original composition by Fernando Arroyo Lascurain inspired by these stories.
- A debut album and a premiere in Carnegie Hall
- A BLOG
- WHEN: August 2018-Sept 2019
- WHERE: NY, California, Bulgaria, & Israel/Palestine
- WHY: BECAUSE WE CAN HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Described as “Brilliant, elegant, sensitive, and explosive,” violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova are rapidly becoming one of the foremost duo ensembles on today's musical scene. Both acclaimed international soloists, as individuals they have won top prizes in international competitions and have been featured in such world-renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, and Lincoln Center. They have also participated in prestigious festivals such as the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia, MozartFest, Music@Menlo, Perlman Music Program, and MalagaClasica, and their performances have been broadcast on NPR, WQXR, and "Performance Today." Carr and Petrova, began playing together during their school years at the Juilliard and Manhattan Schools of Music in 2005; their concerts have taken them across Spain, Germany, and the US. This season, they will be premiering, touring, and recording a socially-minded project entitled: NOVEL VOICES.
2017-2018 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
- NOVEL VOICES
- Recitals in Connecticut, Texas, Nevada, & Spain
- Masterclasses in Sam Houston State University & Cataroja Conservatory
PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US
PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US
PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US presents interactive classical music performances to diverse audiences by artists of the highest caliber in order to provide encouragement, education, and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations.
Now in its fourth season, PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US ("PMHU") is a classical music concert series comprised of over 25 concerts performed throughout Connecticut and New York, taking place throughout the 2017-2018 concert season (Sept-May). Five ticketed Public Concerts are performed in churches to aid in subsidizing the rest of PMHU's "Healing Concerts" in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, homeless shelters, and prisons.
Acclaimed as “top-notch, intense, stylish, and with an abundance of flare and talent,” the New York City-based Solera Quartet is Quartet in Residence at the University of Notre Dame and Project: Music Heals Us's Prison Residency Program. Winners of the 2017 Pro Musicis International Award, the Soleras are the first and only American chamber ensemble chosen for this distinction, and will be presented in a debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall in 2018 to celebrate their addition to Pro Musicis’ roster.