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World-Premiere Performance:

June 28, 2024 | 7pm

Gorton Center, Lake Forest, Illinois

Everyone deserves a healthy environment and access to the outdoors. 

Research demonstrates that clean air, water, and access to the outdoors are vital to human health. So if nature is a necessity for everyone’s health and well-being, why is it so hard for some people to access it?  What are the consequences?

The vital connections between health, equity, and nature are increasingly visible across the United States. Throughout this 90-minute performance, audiences will watch and listen to the lived experiences of members of communities affected by environmental racism and health inequities and their interconnections through music, illustration, and videography.

Convergence: Health Equity in a Changing Climate is a collaboration between Black Moon Trio and Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods and features two commissioned compositions from composers Marc Mellits and Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate as well as original artwork from five visual artists across the country to emphasize the data collected from Brushwood Center’s Health, Equity, and Nature Accelerator Report.


90 minutes

Marc Mellits: Black Moon (2024)

commissioned and premiered by Black Moon Trio

I. New Moon​

II. Selene & Cynthia

III. Blue Moon

IV. Eos

V. Supermoon

VI. Dark Moon

VII. Red Moon

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate: Oshta (2016, rev. 2024)

commissioned and premiered by Black Moon Trio


Eric Ewazen: Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano (2023)

I. Andante teneramente

II. Allegro vivace (Scherzo)

III. Andante grazioso

IV. Maestoso - Allegro energico

Jonathan Leshnoff: Horn Trio (2008)

I. Pensive


TJ Cole: Drifter (2015)


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