OCLP 2021 Participants will use this page to learn more about speakers and prepare for sessions each day. This page will be updated through the summer and should be used by OCLP Participants only. Articles and other pre-session assignments will be posted here.
Participants will be asked to volunteer for two community events throughout the summer. Students can sign up below!
Kelly Corcoran – Artistic Director, Intersection
June 22 – 9:30-10:30am
A huge part of what we do at a symphony is program concerts. We also do this as educators and community partners. What goes into programming a season and how can we be intentional with what we choose to perform on our stages?
June 22 – 10:45-11:45am
Why is it important that we view our concerts with inclusion and safety in mind? ChamberQUEER will walk us through the development of their organization and the unique perspective they bring to classical music, performance and the future of the concert.
Trans Rights/Trans Youth – the recent news items about anti-trans legislation all over the country: follow @chasestrangio on Instagram for a trans lawyer’s perspective; and some articles that give a summary- https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/15/politics/anti-transgender-legislation-2021/index.html
Look up an online YouTube or audio track of three different performance “styles” to the same classical work. Identify three specific elements that make the stylistic differences.
For bonus points: What demographics or kinds of audiences do you believe these practices attract?
Look at Baroque music, perhaps, for examples. It could include someone making a popular song out of a famous classical melody. Someone did a popular remake of Gymnopedie #1.
Which style do you think is heard more whether live or electronically?
Which do you think commands higher ticket prices of existing audiences?
Which do you think might be more generally accessible, esp. if it added or took away a single element?
Dashon Burton – Grammy Award winning operatic bass-baritone & member of Roomful of Teeth
June 24 – 9:15-10am
How as performers can we bring more people into the classical music space? Dashon Burton will take us through his career and life philosophy that has led to unique performances and the engagement of new audiences.
Rick Robinson – Composer and Creator of CutTime
June 24 – 10:15-11:15am
How do we engage new groups of people in classical music? Rick Robinson has a unique solution that involves playing Beethoven at a club. In this discussion, we will talk about the importance of truly being a part of the community and taking the music to where people are.