Where: The W Gallery, 57 Andrew Ave., Wayland Town Center, and throughout the shopping center
When: Sunday May 22nd at 2:30 (check in from 2:00 for your game map)
Why: Have a fun family afternoon out, while supporting cultural diversity in the arts and education!
PlayTogether Go is a brand-new multi-media program committed to equity and accessibility in the arts! Supporte by the MA Cultural Council and Wayland Cultural Council
Six under-represented local composers (meet them below!) +
Ten new pieces commissioned +
33 students (age 7 to adult) giving world premiere performances +
One musical/digital treasure hunt for clues (scan this one!) throughout Wayland Town Center +
One raffle with many cool prizes to launch the Wayland School of Music Equity of Access Fund +
One free community event open to all =
From 2:30 - 3:30:
Students’ digital characters, with their recorded music and artwork, will star in a Pokemon®-inspired event
QR codes, leading to the clues for the characters and their music, will be placed throughout Wayland Town Center
Families use their phones to "treasure hunt" for the hidden characters and music
Once you have the clues, you can solve the online puzzle of how the characters and their music fits together!
From 3:30 - 4:30:
The students will give the world premiere performance of their group’s music
Listen to them play to see if you matched up the groups of characters correctly!
There will be raffle for fun prizes donated by local merchants
Raffle proceeds will go towards establishing the Wayland School of Music Access Fund, to increase equity of access for music education and creativity through programs like this one! All who complete the game will receive extra raffle tickets.
No sign-up needed! - just show up at the W Gallery, 57 Andrew Avenue, Wayland Town Center on May 22nd. Get you game map from 2:00 onward
Earlier this year Wayland School of Music commissioned six professional composers from traditionally under-represented groups (e.g. Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ, Latinx) to write new music for student ensembles.
They are excited to work with this new generation of young musicians, and have written the students wonderful new music inspired by their own life experiences and cultural influences.
Our students have enjoyed meeting and working with them, and through informal discussion, have expanded their awareness of who writes music, and why they write it. They are looking forward to giving the world premiere performance of their composers' new music!