PIANIMAL good plain fun for kids and parents alike
If you’re looking for a special activity to get the kids out of the house and involved in some art, something fun is brewing at the Hunter this Saturday. String Theory and the Hunter Museum will be presenting a unique family concert featuring PIANIMAL.
Created by pianist, producer and composer Elizabeth Schumann, the show integrates art, literature, music and multimedia experiences. It also gives children and their parents a chance to connect with the museum in a personal way through creating original works of art.
The afternoon begins with a concert and multimedia presentation at 1 p.m. followed by an instrument-petting zoo hosted by the String Theory Youth Initiative and a hands-on art project for kids presented by the Hunter.
The PIANIMAL concept is inspired by animals, with integrated live video projections and artwork, and it showcases the piano music of Dvorák, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Scriabin, Dutilleux, Mussorgsky and Saint-Saëns.
Collaborations for PIANIMAL include artwork by Eden Bachelder, Natalie Hall and Angèle Gougeon; animation by Shaun Seong-young Kim; poetry by Christopher Steger; transcriptions by Elizabeth Schumann; and documentary video by Maureen Anway.
String Theory Annual Family Concerts presents: PIANIMAL
Saturday, 1 p.m.
The Hunter Museum of American Art
10 Bluff View