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EPSO goes avant-garde, gets wet

“Cossin says Ioannides brings that vibrancy herself. “She breathes new life into symphonies,” he says, noting her dedication to exposing children to classical and contemporary music by having artists like himself visit schools when he comes to perform. Cossin also says using a piece like Dun’s water concerto is a good way to engage new audiences. “Yes, he’s experimental, but he’s not too academic – his music is melodic and audience friendly.” Ioannides adds: “We must support living artists, not just ones of the past – or we’ll cut off the future of music.” – El Paso Inc. by Jennifer Nittoso

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