Concert: “Noise and Nature”
Sound Design and Art Music by Composer, Toni Lester
Sponsored by The Wellesley College Botanic Gardens and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s Art and Soul Program
Location: Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, Wellesley College
December 7th– 1-2pm (with a pre-concert talk at 12:15pm)
Suggested donation $20; students free
Join us for a special afternoon premiering contemporary art music and sound design by Boston-based composer, Toni Lester, inspired by the natural world, the impact of noise pollution on it, and how species communicate. With Jessica Petrus (soprano), Clare Nielsen (flute), Reinmar Seidler (cello), Stephen Porter (piano), Michele Oshima (tibetan bell), and Toni Lester (spoken word). During the first part of the concert, listeners will be invited to walk through the Margaret G. Ferguson Greenhouses while a site specific performance piece on contemplative spiritual practice in nature takes place.
Recent and ongoing projects:
- Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden
- Climate Change Monitoring Garden
- Kitchen Garden
- Regeneration (Student Farm)
Student groups, departments and other individuals and organizations are encouraged to contact the Botanic Gardens if interested in collaborative events and projects, or learning more about ongoing work!