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Classical Notes

Ensemble Evolution brings treetop sounds to arboretum

This weekend, the percussion trio Ensemble Evolution visits the Arnold Arboretum for a three-day residency, at the center of which is a performance of its collectively composed piece “Sounds From the Treetops.” It’s a nicely tailored bit of programming — bringing a work inspired by nature to the most arboreal spot in Boston.

In a way, though, the residency is also the result of a long series of decisions and chance interactions that began when Maria Finkelmeier, one of the group’s founders, decided to forsake further graduate study and set off for a small town in Sweden she’d never heard of. It’s a case study on how musicians need to be creative about entrepreneurship, and the things that can happen when they are.

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