Karen and Darryl have been collaborating for many years. They started performing together when they were both faculty at Providence University College in southern Manitoba. The solo piano pieces, composed by Karen and performed by Darryl, presented a preview of the project the two are currently working on.
The concert began with Falling in the Water, a unique piano and electronic audio piece that featured sound effects and snippets of conversation from a canoe trip. This acted as a dramatic and captivating introduction. Each piece performed revealed the experience of both composer and pianist. Before the concert ended, Karen brought out her cello to join Darryl for a moving piece, Lagrima, composed by Sophia Eckhardt-Gramatte. This selection followed a moment of silence held in honour of the victims of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752. The concert then closed with a beautiful and complex composition that had been written as a final performance piece for competition.