For the Beauty of the Earth: A Call to Care
May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe weave the power of the spoken word and Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a theme by Corelli” in a Call to Care FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE EARTH.
Friday May 17, 2019
7:30-9:00 pm performance and reception following
Saturday May 18, 2019
9:00 – 11:30 am conversation with presenters
Kathy and Rachelle’s concern is contagious and their method of deepening our understanding is moving and richly eloquent.
- “In a powerfully moving performance, a concert pianist and a creative writer weave an urgent call to action on climate disruption and mass extinction.”
- “Creative writer Kathleen Dean Moore and concert pianist Rachelle McCabe inspire audiences to defend the wild, reeling world in a performance that weaves powerful spoken words into Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Corelli.”
- “When words alone are not enough, we believe in the power of the arts, especially music, to open peoples’ hearts to hard truths without breaking them.”
- “The truths of our time are deeply challenging – the on-rushing extinctions, the coming storms, and the moral necessity of safeguarding Earth’s abundance of lives. Words alone cannot express the urgency of action. And so we turn to music.”
Rachelle McCabe, professor of music at Oregon State University, enjoys an international career as a concert pianist and artist-teacher. She has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, and in Canada, Southeast Asia, France, and England. She holds a doctorate from The University of Michigan, and a master’s degree from The Juilliard School.
Kathleen Dean Moore, an environmental philosopher, climate activist, and writer, has published a dozen books about the beautiful, reeling world. Her early books of essays – Riverwalking, Holdfast, Pine Island Paradox, Wild Comfort – celebrate the life-graced planet. Now, her work has turned toward defending it from pillage and plunder, with three recent books, Great Tide Rising, Moral Ground, and Piano Tide, a novel.