Based on the classic children's book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea explores our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives. We will perform our original soundtrack for the film, as well as water-inspired works by composers Philip Glass and Jacob Druckman and the traditional music of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. Join us on a multimedia journey to the open sea!
Paddle to the Sea
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION Paddle to the Sea
PHILIP GLASS Aguas da Amazonia (arr. by Third Coast Percussion)
JACOB DRUCKMAN Reflections on the Nature of Water
TRADITIONAL Chigwaya (arr. by Musekiwa Chingodza)
This project is supported by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Elizabeth F Cheney Foundation, and is made possible through a collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada.
Paddle to the Sea was commissioned with lead support from the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation. The work was co-commissioned by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Meany Center for the Performing Arts at University of Washington, ArtsLIVE at University of Dayton, and the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.