THE RIVERS SCHOOL CONSERVATORY’S
35TH ANNUAL SEMINAR
ON CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FOR THE YOUNG
Featuring WordSong Composers,
Triple Helix Piano Trio, and over 150 students
April 5 – April 7, 2013
333 Winter Street, Weston, MA 02493
ABOUT THE SEMINAR
For more than thirty years, The Rivers School Conservatory has been one of the world’s leading advocates for contemporary music for young musicians. Each year, the RSC presents a three-day festival of student recitals, guest performers, lectures, master classes and presentations all focused on contemporary music.
Since 1983, the Seminar has included a major commissioned work by a nationally or internationally recognized composer written expressly for a conservatory student or ensemble. The conservatory also funds up to ten teacher-initiated small commissions each year.
2013 Commissioned Composers: WordSong
WordSong, the 2013 Commissioned Composers, have chosen Jaume Plensa’s Humming, a sculpture at the deCordova Museum, as the basis and inspiration of composition. Six world premieres will be played and discussed by the composers and audience members. The 2013 commissioned WordSong composers are: Howard Frazin, John McDonald, Benjamin Pesetsky, Adam Simon, Tom Schnauber, and Matthew Woodward.
WordSong was founded in 2008 by composers Howard Frazin and Tom Schnauber and presents concerts, salons, and educational programs that create a public conversation about intuitive musical understanding.
Special Event at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
On Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Six WordSong composers present works inspired by the sculpture Humming, preformed live at the deCordova Museum in Lincoln. At 5:30 pm the museum and grounds will open exclusively for concert-goers, with pre-concert hors d’oeurves and beverages. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. This is separately ticketed event with limited seating.
Triple Helix Piano Trio
Triple Helix, The Rivers School Conservatory’s ensemble-in-residence, will play works in each of the Saturday afternoon concerts. Bayla Keyes, violin, Rhonda Ryder, cello, and Lois Shapiro, piano, will speak about the music being performed.
For a complete schedule of events and more information, please visit:
The Rivers School Conservatory
333 Winter Street, Weston MA, 02493