Riversongs 2020

A Cultural Fall Fair

Art, Music, Poetry

Online & Live

We are delighted that during Riversongs 2020 we will be exploring art, music and poetry by working with local and sustainable industries to further expand our horizons and bring new ideas your way!

Invitation To Local Businesses

To celebrate our Local & Organic sustainability, we are extending the invitation to any locally owned businesses in the Parry Sound and surrounding areas to join us for our round table discussions in September!  For further information contact us at: whisperingriverorchestra@gmail.ca or call Brenda Muller at 905-960-9281.  We hope to see you there!

           Local & Organic: Growing the Culture of             Sustainability ~ September 11th - 13th

Friday September 11th 

7:30 pm ~ Local, Organic Coffee House

This week will showcase local, home grown talent from Parry Sound and the surrounding areas

Saturday September 12th

10:00 am ~ Music, Instrumental Clinics &                               Workshops for Singer-Songwriters

Showcasing Katherine Wheatley for Singer-Songwriter workshops and Composition Circles with Saman Shahi

12:00 Noon ~ Round Table Discussion & Workshop

Showcasing: Composer, Saman Shahi | Singer-Songwriter, Katherine Wheatley    Artist, Mike Cywink | Artistic Director, Brenda Margaret Muller  

Ron Zytaruck, Tiny Homes and Affordable Housing | Laura Blease, Seeds for Ecology  More guests TBA

1:00 pm - TBD ~ Workshops with Artists,Poets                                           & Sustainable Industries
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm ~ Orchestral Clinics

Lead by: David McFadden, Emily Sun, Emma Vachon on Violin & Viola and Brenda Muller on Cello 

Sunday September 13th
Local & Organic: A Sustainable Concert

Showcased Performances: J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 Violins – David and Chris McFadden | Saman Shahi: Suspended Doors | Edvard Greig: Holberg Suite | Traditional, Arr. Hopkins: Ash Grove | Cripple Creek 

PRICES

Coffee House $5 | Saturday $30    Sunday $25 | Weekend Spectacular Bundle* $50

*Bundle Includes Access to Coffee House, Saturday and Sunday events

A 40 Year Garden: The Cultivation of the Association of Canadian Women Composers September 18th - 20th

Friday September 18th 

7:30 pm ~ A Garden Coffee House

This week will showcase songs, poetry, art, performances & compositions by Canadian Women

 Katherine Wheatley, Host & Singer-Songwriter

Chamber Music by Patricia Morehead

Performances by Margaret Kammerman, Brenda Margaret Muller, Kyung A Lee, WRO Summer Students

Saturday September 19th 

9:00 am ~ Foley Conservation Area, Otter Lake

Creative Kayaking with Katja Mathys

12:00 Noon ~ Round Table Discussion & Workshop

Showcasing: Composers, Janet Danielson & Carol Ann Weaver  Artist & Composer, Jana Skarecky | First Nation Elder, Marilyn Capreol | Artistic Director of Riversongs, Brenda Margaret Muller  Fashion Designer & Textile Artist, Wave Weir

1:30 - 2:15 pm ~ Workshops with Artists & Poets 

Showcasing Wave Weir's Workshop on her Textile Mill Project

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm ~ Orchestral Clinics

Lead by: David McFadden, Emily Sun, Emma Vachon on Violin & Viola and Brenda Muller on Cello 

Sunday September 20th

Showcasing Performances by: Kye Marshall*: Land of the Silver Birch | Jana Skarecky*: J'en Tends la Moulin | Mary Gardiner: Two Songs | Chamber Music by Patricia Morehead | Diane Berry**: October Blaze | Emily Heimstra: Morning Shore Along | Carol Ann Weaver*: Selections from Georgian Bay Suite | A new work by Janet Danielson***

*Recipient of previous Riversongs Commissioning Awards

**Recipient of the 2019 Bert Weir Commission Award

***Recipient of the 2020 Riversongs ACWC Award

PRICES

Coffee House $5 | Saturday $30

    Sunday $25 | Weekend Spectacular Bundle* $50

*Bundle Includes Access to Coffee House, Saturday and Sunday events

BERT DAYS: Sustaining the Interface between Music, Art and Nature ~ September 25th - 27th

Friday September 25th

7:30 pm ~ Bert's Coffee House

To honour Bert Weir and his artistic vision, we will be performing songs and works to promote a sustainable world for our coffee house this week

Showcasing Performers:  Terry and Ken Christienson | Brenda Muller and Rick Capreol | The Ardeleana Trio (Spirit Essence) | The Usual Suspects | WRO Chamber Musicians | Marilyn Capreol

Saturday September 26th

9:00 am ~ Foley Conservation Area, Otter Lake

Creative Kayaking with Katja Mathys

10:00 am ~ Music, Instrumental Clinics &                                   Workshops for Singer-Songwriters

Showcasing Katherine Wheatley for Singer-Songwriter workshops

12:00 Noon ~ Round Table Discussion & Workshop

Showcasing: Composer & Artist, Alan Torok | Climate Action Parry Sound (CAPS), Terry & Ken Christienson | The Weir Family Trust, Wave Weir & Joy Allen

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ~ Interarts Beach Jam

Showcasing Performers:

Composition Circles with Alan Torok 

Poet & Poetry Workshop

Katherine Wheatley | Terry and Ken Christienson   Brenda Muller and Rick Capreol | The Ardeleana Trio (Spirit Essence) | The Usual Suspects | WRO Chamber Musicians | Marilyn Capreol

 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Dress Rehearsals and                                                        Sectionals

Sunday September 27th

10:am ~ Banner making for the Art Sail

11:00 am ~ Choir & Kayak Ballet Rehearsal

12:00 Noon ~ Kayak Ballet & Art Sail (Location TBA)

3:00 pm ~ Riversongs 2020 Closing Concert

Showcasing Performances:  Ludwig van Beethoven | Egmont Overture | Franz Joseph Haydn: Surprise Symphony (No. 94)  Randall Thompson: Frostiana | Alan Torok****: At the Bushwall | Ralph Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music

****Recipient of the 2020 Bert Weir Commission Award

PRICES

Coffee House+ $10 | Saturday $35

    Sunday $30 | Weekend Spectacular Bundle* $60

+ $5 from the coffee house price will be donated to Climate Action Parry Sound (CAPS)

* Bundle includes access to Coffee House, Saturday and Sunday events

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