Maurice Ravel’s rise to fame in the late 19th century began with his Pièce en forme de Habanera. Today, Ravel is considered one of that centuries most influential composers. Habanera is a style of Cuban dance music. In the hands of Gwendolyn, this piece breathes new life. It is enigmatic and engaging. She not only astutely leads the ensemble with grace, but her playing weaves the contrasting melodic and rhythmic expression of the piece. The ensemble wistfully converges staccato and legato styles to carry the emotive and moving qualities, resulting in a dynamic experience - music that moves like water and wind.