CHELMSFORD, MA — Two world-class musicians are connecting nearly with Chelmsford orchestra college students for the district’s annual “Stringfest” March 23 and March 29.
“Each Mimi and Kathryn have such nice expertise and distinctive views to supply my college students,” mentioned Parker Center College Orchestra Director Lisa Tiano. “It is going to be attention-grabbing to listen to them speak about being a musician within the age of Covid, and the way they’ve needed to modify. I hope my college students discover this to be a motivational expertise that retains them enjoying their devices for the remainder of their lives.”
On Mar. 23, Rabson was set to each carry out and educate a grasp class for orchestra college students in grades 5-7. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Rabson has a protracted resume which incorporates recording and performing with Itzhak Perlman’s Klezmer Mission and acting on Late Night time with David Letterman. She makes a speciality of instructing improvisational abilities in a number of types of modern music, in addition to expertise and recording strategies for strings.
“Mimi has a beautiful program at Berklee the place she teaches the scholars tips on how to create music just by listening to their favourite songs,” Tiano mentioned. “The youngsters are so into it, and so they’re capable of reproduce it from their very own devices.”
On Mar. 29, Sievers will carry out and current a grasp class for Chelmsford’s grade 8-12 orchestra college students. Sievers joined the BSO in 2018 after performing for symphonies nationwide on a contract foundation. She earned her undergraduate diploma in English literature from Yale and achieved her grasp’s diploma in music at The Julliard College.
“I hoped for a violist with a youngster’s perspective on enjoying string devices,” mentioned Tiano, “And that is what we’re getting.”