Keynote: We are the Music Makers

Although singing together is one of the most fundamental of expressive experiences, we may think of ourselves as excluded because we’re not trained, we “don’t have a voice” or the “choral tradition” puts us off.  Ragnar Bohlin, Chorus Director of the San Francisco Symphony, will lead a group experience of choral singing that dissolves these barriers and revitalizes our sense of belonging through music, the aim of the Symphony’s Community of Music Makers program.  We invite all Summit participants to immerse themselves in 90 minutes of music making that models crossing boundaries, stepping into the uncertain, and exploring emerging practice.  Based on his “Sing Out Davies” program in which amateur musicians come together to work at a professional level, Ragnar will guide us into and through pieces that range from Bach and Mozart to the contemporary.  Just bring your own instrument.  Strictly no audience.