I recently joined Resonance Works to perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this month. As I do with many gigs, I got all the details of the whens and wheres, jumped into score study, and rounded up percussion instruments.
But I was missing the heart of the organization. The neat thing about being a musician today is learning about the different missions of the many burgeoning groups that I believe are shaping the new classical landscape. And after spending time reading Resonance Works’ mission, I wanted to share it as a beautiful example of an ensemble meeting a city right where it is in its development:
“Inspired by Pittsburgh’s industrial and economic reinvention, Resonance Works is a collaborative, multi-modal performing arts company dedicated to exploring the confluence of artist, audience, music, and space.
For over a century, Pittsburgh’s reinvention and revitalization has been fueled by a commitment to innovation, excellence, and hard work. These standards and values are as critical to Resonance Works as they are to the industries that are fundamental to the region’s identity.”