Indiana Arts Commission Recognizes Duo Sequenza with Fifth Consecutive Grant Award Supports flute and guitar duo’s “Project Listen Up!” for South Shore communities
With live concerts on the verge of returning to state stages, the Indiana Arts Commission has awarded classical flute and guitar chamber music ensemble Duo Sequenza an Arts Project Support Grant for the fifth consecutive year. Based in Northwest Indiana, Duo Sequenza is an internationally lauded concert artist chamber ensemble featuring Debra Silvert, flute of Valparaiso, and Paul Bowman, classical guitar, a native of Chesterton.
The grant goes directly to support Duo Sequenza’s “Project Listen Up!”, which brings the ensemble’s artistry to South Shore communities with vibrant performances in non-traditional venues. Performances with themes such as Chamber Music on Tap, Bach's Lunch Hour, New at Noon, Plumbing the Depths, Road Trip, Once Upon a Concert, Musical Curiosities, Le Salon Concert, and the Hair(?!?) Salon Concert are matched to specific unusual community venues to create awareness and stimulate public interest in today's classical music.
“We are honored to receive an Arts Project Support Grant for the fifth consecutive year,” flutist Debra Silvert said. “This support is integral to bringing real music, by real artists, for real people to venues in our home state of Indiana, in the South Shore as well as the rest of the state. It’s especially meaningful as we look forward to our return to live music-making and the incredible connections we can make with our audiences.”
The Indiana Arts Commission's Arts Project Support (APS) grants provide funding to Indiana 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and public entities for specific arts project and arts activities. The grant program is intended to enhance general public access to quality arts activities, with special attention to underserved communities and to provide support for local or Indiana artists who are a vital part of Indiana’s economy and community life.
“We’re inspired by the purpose of this grant, as it aligns with our purpose as a classical ensemble,” noted guitarist Paul Bowman. “We like to say that as a duo, we perform ‘wickedly great’ music while reaching out to new audiences—and performing here at home on the South Shore is especially significant to us.”
The Arts Project Support Grant will support “Project Listen Up!” performances into 2022.