Freedom is more than an abstract concept, more than a buzzword on today’s
tumultuous political scene. It’s one of the most essential ingredients in the
creative enhancement of the human spirit. Musically, it’s embodied in the free
fantasia of imagination that every composer brings to the task of creation.
While discipline, through meticulous notation and instrumentation, is employed
to bring that vision to fruition, it’s the original concept that holds sway,
from inception to performance.
ChamberFest’s Season 7, “In Search of Freedom,” explores the mind-boggling
range of freedom in music, with nine concerts in a variety of traditional
and innovative venues, including Mixon Hall, the Crawford Rotunda at
The Cleveland History Center, Reinberger Chamber Hall at Severance Hall,
the Maron Glass Box, and the magnificent Maltz Performing Arts Center.
“The search for freedom can be a complex and crazy journey that we all need to
chart. We take a glimpse into our composers’ hearts and souls as they engage
in their own personal struggles and joys.”
Diana and Franklin Cohen