CMW has present a wide range of educational outreach projects from a conservatory level international cultural exchanges with France, “Gaubert Vivant!”, to inner city school projects such as “Music in Poetry” at Snipes Elementary School, and “Endangered: The Voice of the Whale.” CMW has long been committed to building partnerships with other community cultural and educational organizations to develop audiences and bring enriching programs to the community.
The children will participate in hands-on art activities inspired by the performance that connect the visual arts with music.
Call Cameron Art Museum for additional information at 910.395.5999
This program is being brought to Cameron Art Museum by Chamber Music Wilmington through a grant from Southern Arts Federation.
Voice of the Whale
The Chamber Trio Vox Balaenae formed in 1998 as the educational outreach of the American Music Festival and Chamber Music Wilmington. The trio is comprised of three professional musicians: Barbara McKenzie, paino; Emanuel Gruber, cello; and Elizabeth Ransom, flute. This dynamic trio has performed to standing ovations throughout the Southeast. They have been invited for guest appearances at many venues, among them the Reynolds House and the North Carolina Museum of Art. In addition the trio travels throughout the state and performs for student audiences.
VOW Curriculum guide (pdf format) by Brenda Wheat, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Watson School of Education.
About the artists:
Flutist Elizabeth Ransom is known to audiences in the southeastern United States as a soloist and chamber musician, and she has also performed on several occasions in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and France. She can be heard performing in the Winston-Salem Symphony, the Carolina Chamber Symphony, and the Ransom-Pecoraro Duo (flute and guitar). She has also been a member of the Winston-Salem Symphony’s Bolton Woodwind Quintet which received national and international acclaim for its innovative arts-in-education programs. Ms. Ransom studied with Philip Dunigan at the North Carolina School of the Arts, with the late Severino Gazzelloni in Siena, Italy, and as a Fulbright scholar with Ingrid Koch at the Hochschule f ü r Musik in Hamburg, Germany. She currently serves on the music faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts, and she has taught flute at Davidson College, Lenoir-Rhyne College, and the New England Music Camp.
Emanuel Gruber- cello
He performed in many festivals including Bath, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Northwestern ( Portland), Eilat ( Israel), Musike (France), Musical Spring (St. Petersburg ), Rostropovich ( Riga). He was a jury member at the Second Davidoff International Cello Competition in Kuldiga, Latvia, and at the Music Competition in Salou, Spain.
Mr. Gruber recorded for CDI, Israel (“The Heart of Cello”), for EMS, Belgium (“Festival of the 20 th Century”), for Beit Hatefutsot, Israel (In Hassidic Style), for Erasmus, Holland (Clarinet Trios with Camerata Trio) and for Eroica, USA (The complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven) Emanuel Gruber plays a David Tecchler Cello made in Rome in 1706.
Fly Flee Flow -
With art and talent, Nicolas Duchamp and Morgane Raoux lead us through the world of classical music in a fairytale about an imaginary castle.
Designed for children ages 3-11 years, Fly Flee Flow has been performed at theatres, cultural centres and children's festivals in France, Canada and Africa. The approach is simple and entertaining, designed to appeal to children and make them dream and laugh. The show is interactive and children participate by creating musical sound effects. Each piece of music illustrates an episode in the story.
All pieces of music used come from classical music repertoire: Bizet, Chopin, Mozart, Schumann, Verdi and Brahms. Children, through their identification with the story's characters and the events are led to form a relationship between the different types of situations experienced and the specific character of each piece of music.