Unique event pairs musical performance with climate change

In partnership with 350 Juneau, the Con Brio Chamber Series presents “A Call to Life: Variations on a Theme of Extinction,” a dramatic call to action on climate change.


The performance will pair environmental advocate Kathleen Dean Moore with concert pianist Rachelle McCabe in an impassioned essay on the devastating consequences of climate change intertwined with Rachmaninoff’s moving Variations on a Theme of Corelli.

Moore is a philosopher and award-winning writer whose most recent book is Great Tide Rising. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita at Oregon State University, she speaks around the country about the moral urgency of stopping a global carbon catastrophe.

McCabe, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Oregon State University, enjoys an international career as an artist-teacher and as a solo recitalist and highly respected chamber musician. She has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia and England, and has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, the CBC, and PBS television.

350 Juneau is a member organization of 350.org, a global grassroots climate movement with a mission to hold leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

Sally Schlichting, creator of the Con Brio Chamber Series, chose to co-present this program with 350 Juneau for its extraordinary pairing of music and text to illuminate humankind’s gravest challenge.

The performance is at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 at Northern Light United Church. A reception will follow the event with an opportunity to speak to the artists and learn how to take action to address this global challenge.

Admission at the door is $20 for adults and free for students. For more information on 350 Juneau, contact 350juneau@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/350Juneau/. For more information on this program contact 789-0140 or visit, https://www.facebook.com/conbriomusicseries/.


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