February 27 Event Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe


350PDX presents Kathleen Dean Moore and Rachelle McCabe performing “In a Time of Extinctions, a Call to Life,” a program interweaving Moore’s evocative words with McCabe’s expressive piano interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme of Corelli.”  An empowering call to action in extraordinary times, the performance is:

Saturday, February 27th at 7 p.m.

at Central Lutheran Church, 1820 NE 21st Ave, Portland, 97212.  Tickets ($8-$20) are available at the door and online at this RSVP link.  The performance is a benefit for 350PDX, the local branch of a diverse national grassroots movement to address the challenge of climate change.

In this weaving of music and words, concert pianist Rachelle McCabe plays Rachmaninoff’s “Variations on a Theme from Corelli,” with its outpouring of descending chords and quiet passages giving voice to both grief and hope.  Writer Kathleen Dean Moore weaves words into the silences between variations and into the music itself, exploring Earth’s sixth period of extinctions and offering a path toward saving those things we love too much to lose.  Convinced of the power of music and the need for action, Moore speaks of the performance as, “art that allows us to tell the terrible truths about global warming and mass extinction in a way that enters into people’s hearts rather than breaks them.”  Performances have been met with enthusiastic ovations, as audiences are treated to a unique artistic experience that empowers them to participate in a community of caring.


Kathleen Dean Moore is a philosopher, environmental advocate and award-winning writer who speaks across the country about the moral urgency of stopping a global carbon catastrophe.  Rachelle McCabe enjoys an international career as an artist-teacher and as a solo recitalist and chamber musician.


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For further information contact Barbara Ford at events@350pdx.org