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2015 Science Festival Chorus
A LITTLE LIGHT MUSIC
Songs of Electromagnetic Radiation
Directed by Laura Backley
|Performances:||on the two weekends of school vacation week|
|Sunday April 19 at 6:00pm at the Boston Museum of Science|
|Saturday April 25 at 3:00pm at the Broad Institute, 415 Main St., Cambridge|
|Sunday April 26 at 3:00pm at the Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge|
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A Little Light Music will explore topics related to light and the entire electromagnetic spectrum, in recognition of 2015 as the UN-designated International Year of Light. We will be presenting songs by a variety of composers, including David Haines, who has been featured prominently in many of our previous Science Festival Choruses; Andrea Gaudette, Dan Kallman, Dan Kohane, Bruce Lazarus, and Lauren Mayer, whose wonderful songs we have also performed in previous shows; as well as first-time contributors Michael Ching, Tim Maurice, and Family Opera's own long-time participant, Ruth Hertzman-Miller. One of the lyricists this year is Hugo Award winning writer James Patrick Kelly.
These gifted composers have written some beautiful, interesting, and kid-friendly music, which everyone will enjoy performing. The topics of the songs are as diverse as the Northern Lights, the speed of light, radio waves, different parts of the spectrum seen by different animals, and cosmic background radiation. We will also be singing a medley of songs composed last year by Cambridge Public School students under the direction of David Haines, as part of David's CPS Songwriting Workshops. Rehearsals will include a brief, accessible discussion of the science behind the songs. Our three performances will be presented with an accompanying slideshow of children’s artwork and lyrics.
Learn more and listen to last year's performance of Powers of Ten, by David Haines, performed as part of the 2014 Cambridge Science Festival. And here are recordings from our 2013 science chorus, H2Oratorio.
2015 Family Opera
Many thanks to our cast, crew, and audiences for a terrific production!
Directed by David Bass and Kathryn Lindsay
Choreography by Rachel Zimmerman
All performances were at:
The Peabody School (Directions, map, parking)
70 Rindge Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
Saturdays, March 21 and March 28, at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sundays, March 22 and March 29, at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
See when your family and friends performed!
Reality TV runs amok in NCFO's 2015 production, KIDS COURT, written by David Bass (music) and John Kane (libretto). In this farcical, hilarious satire, underage plaintiffs and a jury of their (kid) peers beset the beleaguered grownup defendant, while the irrepressible Judge Trudi doles out justice in front of a live studio audience. This fully-sung, 90-minute show was first performed by NCFO in 2007, and is raucous fun for audiences of all ages.