Molly O’Roark and Ann McLaughlin began with an assignment in studio class to choose a themed piece to perform. The pair, grad students in the harp studio at the time, decided to play – and sing – “I Dreamed a Dream” from the famous musical “Les Miserables.”
They found such immense enthusiasm working on the assignment that a few months later in the spring of 2014, they formed Ginger & Spice – a collective name the duo said came their personalities and the hint of red color in their hair.
Ginger & Spice’s music is not only the exquisite combination of glissandi and melodies, O’Roark pointed out.
“We take classical into a different form,” O’Roark said. “Lots of people do commissions. We have to change the game...