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Music & Water, Concert and Lecture

Concord Conservatory presents Music & Water

Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:30 pm

Join us for a dynamic and inspiring musical journey from the immersive to the delightful as CCM faculty performers present works by Debussy, Takemitsu, Burtner, and Schubert, pieces that illustrate water in all of its miraculous forms. CCM presents this concert in collaboration with OARS and The Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council.

Guest speaker Alison Field-Juma, of OARS will discuss the formation and fate of our beautiful rivers as we meet the challenges of our times. “To put your hands in a river is to feel the chords that bind the earth together.” Barry Lopez

Concord Conservatory of Music faculty performers: Nicole Parks on violin, Susan Gottschalk on viola, Stephen Marotto on cello, Yoko Hagino on piano, and Justin Meyer on bass.

The program for the evening includes:
Parapluie, Stefanie Lubkowski
Rain Tree Sketch II, Toru Takemitsu
Jardins Sous la Pluie, Claude Debussy
Threnody (Sikuigvik), Matthew Burtner
Piano Quintet in A Major, D.667 “Trout”,  Franz Schubert

OARS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, improve and preserve the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers, their tributaries and watersheds, for public recreation, water supply, and wildlife habitat.

Guest speaker Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director of OARS will guide us through topics about our local rivers alongside a chamber music program performed by Concord Conservatory’s faculty artists, featuring works evocative of and inspired by water.

Purchase Tickets in advance or payable at the door for this event. ($25 General Admission and free for students 18 and under)

Guest speaker Alison Field-Juma, Executive Director of OARS Alison Field-Juma

Alison joined OARS as Policy Director in June 2005 and became Executive Director in 2010. She’s also the Vice-Chair of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Wild & Scenic River Stewardship Council, serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Steering Committee of the 495/MetroWest Partnership, and is Environmental Co-Chair of their Water Resources Committee.

Alison is also the Chair of the Aquatic Invasives Management Subcommittee of the SuAsCo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) and past CISMA chair. She represents OARS on other state and regional advisory boards, in addition to serving on the Muddy Water Initiative Advisory Board in Boston. She holds an MSc in Natural Resource Policy and Planning from Cornell University, a BSc in Biology from Tufts University, and is Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness certified.

This concert is made possible in part with financial support from the River Stewardship Council and the Concord Cultural Council.