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Duo Sequenza will present “South Shore Suite” by Jorge Muñiz, as an Audience-Interactive Concert Experience at the Carriage House Upstairs of the Gene Stratton-Porter Historic Site in Rome City on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm Eastern time. This all-new musical adventure is free to the public as an Arts in the Parks and Historic Sites event, through the financial support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. Sign language interpretation may be made available upon request.

Composed in honor of Indiana's Bicentennial, "South Shore Suite" is a series of short pieces portraying a journey across Northwest Indiana on the South Shore Rail Line. Each of these serves as a “musical postcard” set amidst the region’s unique geography and evoking the colorful legends of historical personalities. Included are Princess Mishawaka, Lake Michigan, Mount Baldy, Diana of the Dunes, and John Dillinger’s Run. A musical Prologue (South Bend) and Epilogue (Chicago) represent the terminal points of our nation’s last surviving interurban electric commuter railroad.

The April 15 program is a bold musical project designed to be both family and sensory friendly. As an artistic event of exploration and discovery, lively creative interplay with the artists will deepen the participants’ understanding and appreciation of contemporary classical music. The core question to be addressed is “Sound is all around us…but what exactly makes it music?”