Upcoming Masterclasses at Rivers

ChamberMusicLab Master Classes

ChamberMusicLab master classes are now open to RSC students, parents, and faculty. All CMLab master classes happen between 11:00am-12:00pm in Rivera Recital Hall. The next master class will be on January 22 with violist Jason Fisher, a faculty member at RSC and a founding member of A Far Cry. The next ChamberMusicLab recital is scheduled for January 22 at 8:00pm.
Violin Master Class with Natalie Lin Douglas RSC and RS students who are recommended/nominated by their teachers are invited to attend a violin master class with Dr. Natalie Lin Douglas on Sunday, January 23 at 1:30pm in Rivera Recital Hall. Advanced students are encouraged to check with their teachers for the audition. Natalie, a New Zealand-born violinist, educator, and arts entrepreneur, is the founder and artistic director of Kinetic, the Houston-based conductorless ensemble. Committed to amplifying diverse, under-represented, and newly composed classical music through flexible chamber and orchestral ensemble performances, Kinetic has been coined “Houston’s indie, conductorless orchestra.” Under her leadership, Natalie has commissioned and premiered numerous works by composers of our time. An avid chamber musician, Natalie has toured throughout New Zealand in concerts presented by Chamber Music New Zealand and in the UK with the Scottish Ensemble. In 2020, Natalie was appointed assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Music and Theater Arts. 
Violin Master Class with Karl Ørvik RSC and RS students who are recommended/nominated by their teachers are invited to attend a violin master class with Karl Ørvik on Saturday, February 12 at 4:30pm in Rivera Recital Hall. This master class is intended to provide performance opportunities to upper intermediate and advanced students. Students at the level of auditioning for District, All-State, and Regional Upper Youth Orchestras are encouraged to audition. Student nominations and audition videos are due by Monday, January 31 to Jin Joen at j.joen@rivers.org. Karl Ørvik plays the violin and viola and has been featured in solo and chamber recitals throughout the U.S. as well as Canada, Norway, and South Korea. He is the founding violinist of Trio Klaritas, which has appeared in concerts in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. Ørvik is a member of the violin/viola faculty at both the University of New Hampshire and Stonehill College, as well as a long-time member of the string faculty at the Community Music Center of Boston. Previously, he has held positions as adjunct instructor of violin and viola at both Wisconsin Lutheran College and Alverno College.
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