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LowellArts House Concerts Presents a CD Release Event by Macraven & Mora

LowellArts House Concerts presents a CD release event by MacRaven & Mora on October 28 at 3pm. MacRaven & Mora musicians include: Susan Mora (violin), Steve VanRavenswaay (cello), and Roger MacNaughton (piano). This house concert will debut their new CD “The Power of Three” – pure mood-music for the soul. LowellArts House Concerts feature musicians from Lowell, Greater Grand Rapids, and Lower Michigan, and are presented in the LowellArts Gallery. While listening to music, enjoy the exhibition that is on display. LowellArts is located at 223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331. Tickets: $15 in advance / $17 at the door. Tickets include a CD. For tickets, call 897-8545 or visit www.lowellartsmi.org.

As an award-winning composer, Roger MacNaughton has found success writing for solo piano, jazz combos, and even symphonic groups. In his newest CD, “The Power of Three,” MacNaughton further hones his orchestral skills. Consisting of fifteen originals for piano, cello, and violin, the pianist and composer makes full use of the instrumental talents of his “MacRaven” partner, cellist Steve VanRavenswaay, and the versatile violinist Susan Mora. Through music, the trio “MacRaven & Mora” navigates multiple emotions – hope, despair, joy, tenderness, devotion, sadness, elation, reflection, and meditation.

With this newest CD, MacNaughton credits include a discography of ten instrumental CDs. His compositions have won first place four times for the ArtPrize Music Award. The composition “Charlevoix Keepsake” has been recognized as the Best Composition in the USA by Music Aid International, and MacNaughton has been named Composer of the Year by the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in addition to winning multiple awards by the Great Lakes Songwriting Competition.
To acquire images or to schedule an interview, please contact Janet Teunis at 616-897-8545 or janet@lowellartsmi.org.