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A collaborative project with the Orchestra of Northern New York, this performance was recorded live for the children of St. Lawrence County.
Oceanophony for Narrator & Chamber Ensemble by Bruce Adolphe.
Featuring musicians from ONNY:
Kenneth Andrews, conductor
Chip Lamson, narrator
John Lindsey, violin
Marie-Élaine Gagnon, cello
Emily Wood, bass
Brian Dunbar, flute
Julianne Doyle, clarinet
Carol Lowe, bassoon
Timothy Sullivan, percussion
Julie Miller, piano
The Stearns-Cottrell Instrument Petting Zoo provides an opportunity for fourth graders to experience a variety of musical instruments before they choose an instrument to learn and join school ensembles. By experiencing these instruments, they can figure out what instruments they are interested in learning. The Instrument Petting Zoo culminates in a youth concert for all attendees so students can see all the instruments in action.
History and Purpose
The Instrument Petting Zoo began in 2000 as part of CPS’s educational outreach program. Today, it continues that tradition, bringing in students from many neighboring school districts to Crane to learn more about music and how they can be a part of it.
The Instrument Petting Zoo is funded by an endowment by the late-Ruth Stearns for her grand-nephew Kenneth Cottrell ’91. The endowment supports a scholarship for an outstanding performer in the music education program and stipends for Crane students assisting in the Instrument Petting Zoo.
Crane Student Involvement
Crane students are heavily involved in many parts of this event. Students either work as tour guides to escort school groups through Crane or as zookeepers by demonstrating how to play an instrument and providing mini-lessons as students try. Zookeepers coordinate with one-another to create presentations about each instrument family (strings, winds, brass, etc.).
In this exciting new work, Doktor Kaboom, along with a magnificent cast of volunteers, demonstrates the power of something all around us, which although we cannot see it, affects us all. Pressure.
Equal parts interactive science, comedy, and personal empowerment messages, Doktor Kaboom: Under Pressure! clearly illustrates physical science concepts which are also metaphors for some of the real-life mental and emotional pressures we all experience.
If you’ve seen Doktor Kaboom, you know he is as passionate about personal empowerment as he is about science. Always on the lookout for opportunities to inspire audiences to be their best selves Dr. K elevates volunteers to being the heroes of the moment. In this new show, Kaboom will validate the pressures students may feel, and offer tools and life lessons for alleviating and dealing with the difficulties that face us all.
“It will be our most intentioned show yet. As well as learning and having fun with science, we think Under Pressure! is going to make a real difference in sparking needed conversations and letting young people know the things they feel are real, and they are not alone.”
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