Atlanta’s emerging Fusion Chamber Ensemble will present its concert, “Joy of Love: Expression of Life,” Sunday, February 17, at 5 p.m. at the Emory Performing Arts Studio, in northeast Atlanta. The performance will be the second installment in Fusion’s 2018-2019 concert series, launched last October with “Metamorphosis: An Expression of Life.”
Fusion Chamber Ensemble – the artistic union of Karin Banks’ Aida Chamber Ensemble and Gerald Freeman’s Jazz Men --seeks to explore the various manifestations of life through the Ensemble members’ diverse music. In fact, the talented ten-member troupe of local musicians itself reflects the Ensemble’s desire to “see the traditional chamber music format re-interpreted to allow for the performance of different genres of music, spoken word and dance.”
From the works of Rachmaninoff, Bloch and Still to those of Gershwin and Marvin Gaye -- the Fusion concert will showcase the Expression of Love through the lens of many music styles and spoken word.
The “Joy of Love” concert also will offer an interactive experience, with the audience encouraged to communicate with the artists at various points in the program. Attendees will be able to express their point- of- view on the concert theme. By the concert’s conclusion – participants are expected to have experienced either a reinforcement of their vision, or to have their vision expanded in ways he or she might not have expected.”