The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. Third Coast Percussion performs its new score for the film, which tells the story of a native Canadian boy who carves a wooden figure called Paddle-to-the-Sea and then sets him on a journey through all five Great Lakes, the Saint Lawrence River, and finally to the Atlantic Ocean.
Providing a live “soundtrack,” Third Coast Percussion performs works inspired by impressions of water and the natural world by Philip Glass and Jacob Druckman, traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe, and music of its own, creating a performance that flows seamlessly throughout the film.
$30, CMA members $27, children 17 and under free with purchase of adult ticket.
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Enhance this family-friendly film and music program experience by dropping in at the Open Studio on Feb 11, 1:00–4:00, which features a theme related to Paddle to the Sea.
These programs made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.