Corvallis Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, Oregon
Sixty years ago, Rachel Carson warned of a “strange stillness [that will descend] over the fields and woods and marsh” as songbird populations plummet. Since then, the world has lost almost half its songbirds. Now, in the midst of the Sixth Extinction, Corvallis-OSU Piano International presents, “Music for a Silent Spring.” In a concert that is both celebration and elegy, pianist Rachelle McCabe and writer Kathleen Dean Moore weave musical performance and the spoken word in a call to celebrate Earth’s wild music and come to its urgent defense. The program includes music by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Ginesterra, Chopin, and others, and stories about albatross and sapsuckers, loss and hope.