Dear Friend -
The Chinese concept of Yin & Yang represents the balancing, harmonizing factors of the universe. They are opposite energies that are totally dependent on each other and found within each other. Where on is dominant, the other is minimally present. But present it is. Always.
Daniele and Davide Trivella are laureates of the 1999 Dranoff competition. Deeply rooted in the music of the great classical composers , their artistic interests embrace a passion for the works of their own time. We humans intuitively understand that music can animate both physical and emotional experience. The Trivellas listen to the time and place they inhabit with quiet intention and find expression for it.
Their choice of Fred Kaufman’s piece is a wonderful example. Having just gone through months of being in the epicenter of Covid-19’s virulence, the darkness of the Yang was not able to extirpate the light of the yin. This duality is at the core of life.
I also added a second video, this time of a 2018 performance in their Bergamo Festival of Schubert’s Fantasie in F minor. A decidedly different music. Yin & Yang.
In their message, the brothers invite us to Bergamo, as they also look forward to return to Miami to play for us again. As the light grows in its spiral against the absence of light, our human connections will overcome. Always.
Please stay connected with us. The Dranoff and all we do belongs to your community, to your friends, to the children, to the families, to you.Your contributions are the organization's sustenance, allowing continued projects and outreach.
We are planning our next season, based on the insights you have given us in the survey. Everything continues to be fluid, but you can be confident that our way forward will be a Dranoff season that addresses with great intention our friends’ interests as well as concerns. Be part of it.
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