Brown Symposium

River of Words

Bruce Cain and David Asbury

“A River of Words, Song Cycle” are children’s poems created into songs. Each year, in affiliation with The Library of Congress Center for the Book, ‘River of Words’ conducts a free international poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of Watersheds. Composers include: Diego Vega, Diego Luzuriaga, Terry Vosbein, and Jason Hoogerhyde (Southwestern University).

David Asbury

Asbury, guitarist, is an active performer, teacher, scholar and adjudicator who has appeared on concert stages in Europe, Canada, Central America and throughout the United States, including performing at the Kennedy Center. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Diploma of Merit from the Academia Chigiana, Italy. He has served on the faculty of Southwestern University since 1992. As a scholar, Dr. Asbury is currently engaged in research related to composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Bruce Cain

Bruce Cain has performed a variety of roles in the following opera companies: the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Skylight Comic Opera, Pamiro Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Whitewater Opera, and Opera Grand Rapids. In addition to his opera appearances, recent concert performances include Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Billings Montana Symphony, Britten’s War Requiem with the Wheaton Symphony, and Handel’s Messiah with the Austin Symphony.