Chamber Music MetroWest

    InConcert with the Cochran Wrenn Duo

    A collaborative approach to composing and performing that brings together students, educators, musicians, and the community - inspiring creativity and an appreciation for the arts.

     Marlborough, MA, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    In May 2017, The Cochran Wrenn Duo in conjunction with composer Cody Forrest and Marlborough High School (MHS) Wind Ensemble, launched an innovative 12-month partnership, called InConcert, to increase engagement with the arts through the process of composing and performing a concertino for flute, guitar and band.

    The Duo commissioned Cody Forrest to write the concertino, and began working with the MHS students in May 2017, teaching the students the tools a composer uses to create a composition and the process he/she goes through to create a new piece. They guided the students in creating rhythms and melodies and gathered input from the students that would influence the direction of the commissioned concertino. The musicians and composer are continuing to work with the students throughout the 12-month project, discussing Cody’s progress on the composition and working with the students to develop a shared interpretation of the work. The students also have the opportunity to participate in a multimedia blog chronicling the progress of InConcert, and work alongside the musicians and composer in preparing the composition for performance in May 2018.

    InConcert is in line with Harvard Education Professor Howard Gardner’s description of an effective arts education program, where artistic learning is organized  around “meaningful projects, which are carried out over a significant period of time, and allow ample opportunity for feedback, discussion, and reflection.” In addition to the clear benefits for strengthening the music program and deepening the students’ experiences of music, the Cochran Wrenn Duo will provide engaging and enriching experiences for the local community through three community chamber music concerts (May 2017, March 2018 and May 2018) to garner local support for their work with the students. InConcert also helps support an early career composer and the musicians in disseminating their work and will introduce a new piece of music into the repertoire for the flute and guitar communities.

    The Cochran Wrenn Duo’s experience puts them in a unique position to lead and implement this project. In addition to their commitment to performing works by living composers, Bonnie Cochran (flute) and Bryan Wrenn (guitar) have actively led clinics in schools and community settings, developed and performed interactive and multimedia concerts, started a successful children’s concert series, successfully obtained grants to fund previous initiatives, and performed concertos with orchestras. They have consistently demonstrated a deep commitment to making a difference in their community through their music.

    InConcert is an educational initiative and an opportunity to inspire emotional investment in the arts. It has been recognized for its innovative approach to music education with the Boston Conservatory Alumni Entrepreneurial Award, a Marlborough Cultural Council Grant, and as a finalist in the 2016 National Flute Association Arts Venture Competition.

    Chamber Music MetroWest is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Chamber Music MetroWest must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Rewards

    Affiliate

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Your $25 donation covers 1/2 the cost of an in-school clinic with flute/guitar students.

    You will receive :
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Associate 4

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of 1 in-school clinic with flute/guitar students.

    You will receive :
    • Set of 4 music themed multi-occasion cards (blank inside) designed by Bonnie Cochran (Click to see photo)
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts


    Multi-occasion Cards (Set 2) include: 
    1-Congratulations, 1-Thinking of You, 1-Thank You, 1-Blank 

    Associate

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $5.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of 1 in-school clinic with flute/guitar students.

    You will receive :
    • 1 Digital "Mix Tape" that includes 1 piece from Bryan's Master's Recital at New England Conservatory and 1 piece from Bonnie's Master's Recital at Boston Conservatory
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Associate 1

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount over $10.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of 1 in-school clinic with flute/guitar students.

    You will receive :
    • Set of 4 music themed multi-occasion cards (blank inside) designed by Bonnie Cochran (Click to see photo)
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts


    Multi-occasion Cards (Set 1) include:
    1-Birthday, 1-Thinking of You, 1-Thank You, 1-Blank

    Friend

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $15.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $100 will cover the cost of 1 Musical Story Time.

    You will receive :
    • 1 Ticket to our May 20, 2018 (3:00 PM) Community Concert at David French Music in Westborough
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Friend

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $5.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $100 will cover the cost of 1 Musical Story Time.

    You will receive :
    • 1 Unique Ringtone (digital copy) recorded by Bryan Wrenn
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Friend

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $15.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $100 will cover the cost of 1 in-school workshop with the Cochran Wrenn Duo.

    You will receive:
    • 1 copy of Bonnie Cochran's CD, Song and Dance
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Song and Dance CD (Bonnie Cochran, flute with Sarah Manning Stuart, harp)

    Songs:
    Cochran: Song and Dance
    Finger: Almain and Jigg
    Greensleeves Variations, arr. Bonnie Cochran 
    Three Irish Folk Songs (Down by the Salley Gardens, Johnny Doolan's Cat and Danny Boy)
    Anonymous: With Early Horn
    Mercadante: Variations on an Aria from Rossini's Ricciardo e Zoriade
    Cochran: Flutopia

    Supporter

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $30.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $250 will cover the cost of 3 In-class visits with the composer.

    You will receive :
    • 2 Tickets to our May 20, 2018 (3:00 PM) Community Concert at David French Music in Westborough
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Donor

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $40.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $500 will cover the cost of 5 In-class Workshops.

    You will receive :
    • 2 Tickets to our May 20, 2018 (3:00 PM) Community Concert at David French Music in Westborough
    • 1 Unique Ringtone (digital copy) recorded by Bryan Wrenn
    • 1 Digital "Mix Tape" that includes 1 piece from Bryan's Master's Recital at New England Conservatory and 1 piece from Bonnie's Master's Recital at Boston Conservatory
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Patron

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $430.00 is tax-deductible.

    Your donation of $1000 will cover the cost of the World Premiere Concert (Performance Costs, 5 Rehearsals of New Piece with Cochran-Wrenn Duo, Composer, and Wind Ensemble).

    You will receive :
    • 1 hour house concert w/ Cochran Wrenn Duo with up to 25 friends (within 50 miles of Marlborough)
    • 2 Tickets to our May 20, 2018 (3:00 PM) Community Concert at David French Music in Westborough
    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts

    Fully Claimed!

    Associate 2

    Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of 1 in-school clinic with flute/guitar students.


    You will receive :
    • Set of 4 musical animal themed cards (blank inside) designed by Bonnie Cochran (Click to see photo)

    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts


    Musical Animal Cards include: 
    2-Birds, 1-Butterfly, 1-Music themed 

    Associate 3

    Your donation of $50 will cover the cost of 1 in-school clinic with flute/guitar students.

    You will receive :
    • Set of 4 music themed Thank You cards (blank inside) designed by Bonnie Cochran (Click to see photo)

    • Acknowledgement in concert programs
    • Acknowledgment on our website
    • Social media shout-out
    • Invitation to all public concerts