Westminster Hall Presents:

(Re)Emerge with Balance Campaign at Lunch Under the Pipes

Thursday, March 2nd, Balance Campaign | Shifting Landscapes featuring violist Kimia Hesabi Amnieh

Westminster Hall is proud to welcome back our free lunchtime recital series Lunch Under the Pipes! Join us the first Thursday of each month: March 2nd, April 6th and May 4th for live musical performances beginning at noon. Be sure to bring your lunch, friends and colleagues!

We are delighted to showcase our guest ensemble Balance Campaign consisting of flute, clarinet, violin, cello, viola, and piano; bringing an interactive program of enchanting pieces by living, underrepresented composers. In our following Spring concerts, audience members will have an opportunity to meet the members of Balance Campaign at Spotlight Concerts featuring subsets of their ensemble.

Concert 2 | April 6

Spotlight Concert | Meghan Shanley Alger & Elizabeth G. Hill

Meet Balance Campaign’s flutist & pianist as they play solo & duo music in a more intimate setting. Followed by a Meet & Greet with the musicians.

Concert 3 | May 4

Spotlight Concert | Sandy Choi & Erin Snedecor

Meet Balance Campaign’s violinist and cellist as they play solo & duo music in a more intimate setting. Followed by a Meet & Greet with the musicians

Balance Campaign is a Washington, D.C.-based contemporary classical sextet that advocates for equal representation in new music. They commission marginalized composers residing in Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Virginia, and have performed at venues like AMP at Pike & Rose, Fordham University, George Peabody Library, and on Boulanger Initiative’s WoCo Fest .

The ensemble believes in using relevant programming as a force for change. They recently recorded and released their first commission, ANIMAL by Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis, which addresses issues on climate change and humanity’s innate tendency toward self-destruction. Recent and upcoming commissions and premieres include works by Jeffrey Mumford, Alexandra T Bryant, and a mono-opera by Ashi Day.

Balance Campaign empowers the next generation of musicians through their workshops for higher-education students in the DMV. Ensemble-in-residence positions include University of Maryland in Baltimore County and Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Past artist residency positions include Avaloch Farm Music Institute and District New Music Coalition.

For more information on the Balance Campaign visit www.balancecampaign.com. These performances are supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council. Visit https://www.msac.org/ for more details.

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