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Chamber Music Campania partners with CRN
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Flavors of Italy
A dialogue about Italian culture

This morning, Chamber Music Campania partnered with the Community Resource Network of Florida, an organization that supports the physical and mental health of persons with developmental disabilities. Our collaborative event, entitled “Flavors of Italy,” featured a musical program of Italian works and concluded with antipasto prepared by the individuals of the CRN (pictured above).
 
Performers and listeners shared a meaningful dialogue throughout the morning. After each piece, the members of the Fiati Five demonstrated the mechanics of their instruments – explaining the difference between double and single reeds, playing excerpts from famous orchestral works, and discussing the instruments’ material components (brass vs. wood). The musicians also quizzed the audience about their taste preferences, e.g., “What’s your favorite Italian food?” – a question that received a particularly enthusiastic response.
 
The audience listened attentively. They truly felt the shape of each piece, sometimes clapping or joyfully yelling at phrase endings and fortissimo climaxes. The liveliness of the audience nourished the energy of the performers: the Fiati Five played with confidence, excitement, and emotion, which encouraged the audience to demand an encore of “O sole mio.”
 
Above all, “Flavors of Italy” celebrated culture, life, and new friendship through Italian music and food. Katie Dukes, soprano and Vice President of Chamber Music Campania, remarks: “This type of concert exemplifies why we chose to be musicians. For us, it is a true gift to share a dialogue with an audience and to see how a performance can bring pure joy."
 
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Want to see more outreach events like this? Consider supporting Chamber Music Campania and the Fiati Five. All contributions, big or small, make a huge difference. Grazie e speriamo che ci vediamo la prossima.
Christina Dioguardi (bassoon) and Michael Walker (horn) meet a new friend (left); playing well-known opera excerpts, Zachary Pulse explains how an oboe works (right).
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