Arts Council of Tamworth (ACT) is delighted to host Clarinets for Conservation on Friday, March 21, 2014. The C4C Quartet—Ian Tyson, Mark Fugina, Debbie Larsen, and Michele Von Haugg—will play a free mini-concert at 2:00 PM at the K. A. Brett School in Tamworth and an evening concert recital at 7:30 PM at the Tamworth Congregational Church in Tamworth. The evening performance is Choose Your Own Ticket Price: $5-$30 for adults, $0-$5 for kids to 18—scroll down for tickets. Ticket revenues support the work of Clarinets for Conservation and ACT’s school and community-wide artist residencies. The performances will feature classical and contemporary works for clarinet quartet by Jean Francaix, Alfred Uhl, and Brett Wery. In addition, members of the quartet will share stories of their work with the students of Korongoni Secondary School in Moshi, Tanzania. Founded in 2010, Clarinets for Conservation provides an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability through music education. The clarinet is made out of wood from Tanzania’s national tree, the Mpingo, also known as African Blackwood, Grenadilla, and Ebony. The tree is of great value to artists, furniture makers, and hardwood carvers all over the world, but high demand has threatened the tree’s future sustainability. Clarinets for Conservation introduces the clarinet and classical music to Tanzanian students and helps them plant trees that will in time become a valuable asset to their community. Students of the program serve a vital role in educating their families and community members about the importance of protecting natural resources. Read more about their unique work at www.clarinetsforconservation.org.
Thank you to sponsors BEAM Construction Associates, Inc., Cooper Cargill Chant, and Paul L. King Surveying and Engineering, and media sponsors The Conway Daily Sun, 93.5 WMWV and Magic104FM, and to The Tamworth Foundation.