What good can a splash of colour do in a neighborhood of grey? A neighborhood radically reworked for the higher is the reply in Perhaps One thing Stunning, a brand new digital quick movie for youths, households and colleges from Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre and the Negaunee Music Institute on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
Impressed by the award-winning e-book by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López, Perhaps One thing Stunning brings collectively 5 CSO musicians performing classical works by Latino composers, bilingual English/Spanish narration, and colourful, playful puppetry to inform a real story about how even the smallest artists amongst us can accomplish one thing massive.
Perhaps One thing Stunning, supreme viewing for youngsters ages 5 to 10, will premiere Thursday, April 1 at 10 a.m. CT in a Fb Premiere occasion cohosted by Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Affiliation. i?? Instantly after, the 13-minute video might be posted on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre and CSOtv at no cost, on-demand viewing for youngsters and households in Chicago and around the globe.
Youngsters of all ages will love and be impressed by Mira, the younger protagonist in Perhaps One thing Stunning who decides sooner or later to stick her drawing of a solar on one of many darkish partitions of an alley, simply to deliver brightness to the grins of her neighbors. The pressure of that solar’s attraction sparks a metamorphosis of these streets and the lives of Mira and her neighbors, ceaselessly. Perhaps One thing Stunning is a real story about Rafael and Candice López, two distinctive folks dedicated to artwork and social justice who turned the darkness of their neighborhood right into a world of hope and wonder by turning the alleys of San Diego’s East Village into artwork canvases.
At present, the City Artwork Path stays a bodily image of 1 neighborhood’s triumph in opposition to the forces of social decay. The story has since been shared with thousands and thousands of younger readers by way of the favored image e-book and is now being delivered to on-line audiences due to this new collaboration.
“Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre and the CSO have created one thing stunning right here,” mentioned F. Isabel Campoy, co-author, Perhaps One thing Stunning.
“The CSO took the magic wand from Rafael López and reworked colour into music, artwork to sound, ‘oneness’ to neighborhood. The script tells the story the way in which many individuals in our nation specific themselves immediately. I embrace it utterly. Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre’s stunning puppetry and Jasmin Cardenas‘ heat voice are charming to comply with by way of the streets of San Diego, or really, any road now.” Perhaps One thing Stunning options CSO musicians Jennifer M. Gunn (flute), Scott Hostetler (oboe), David Griffin (horn), Keith Buncke (principal bassoon) and visitor musician Jonathan Gunn (clarinet).
All through the video, the quintet performs alternatives from Latin American and South American composers together with Miguel del Águila’s Quinteto Sinfónico, José Luis Hurtado’s Son de la Bruja and Astor Piazzolla‘s Libertango, organized by Jeff Scott. To relate Perhaps One thing Stunning, Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre tapped Jasmin Cardenas, a highly-regarded native actor and storyteller. Very like the Walkie Talkies podcast she created final fall for CCT, Butterflies, Aztec Gods and Puerquitos/Candy Piggie Bread, an authentic, story-based tour of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, Perhaps One thing Stunning additionally options narration in Spanish, English and “Spanglish,” all superbly voiced by Cardenas.
Moreover, Cardenas labored on a companion examine information for Perhaps One thing Stunning with the training employees at Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Affiliation. Assets embrace Spanish and English vocabulary phrases, suggestions for reworking a drawing right into a mural, and background on the woodwind devices and the Latino composers featured within the movie. Mother and father and academics will be capable to obtain the free information through each organizations’ web sites.
Jacqueline Russell, Inventive Director, Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre, and Jon Weber, Director, College and Household Applications, Negaunee Music Institute, co-directed Perhaps One thing Stunning.
The manufacturing crew consists of CCT Manufacturing Director Will Bishop, who additionally designed the puppets; Miranda Betancourt, puppetry assistant; Jeffrey Paschal, director of pictures for Chicago Youngsters’s Theatre; Todd Rosenberg, director of pictures for the CSO; and Charlie Publish, Mark Alletag and Connor Boyle, audio engineering. The Chicago Public Library is a promotional associate of this new digital manufacturing of Perhaps One thing Stunning.
The manufacturing is impressed by the e-book Perhaps One thing Stunning: How Artwork Remodeled a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López, revealed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. For extra details about the e-book, the authors and illustrator, go to maybesomethingbeautiful.com. i??