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Music of the Natural World

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On April 15th, Music’s Recreation offers Music of the Natural World, a concert inspired by the many endangered creatures and habitats on our rapidly changing planet. Animal voices have been imitated, imagined, transcribed and incorporated into music throughout human history. More recently, they have also been recorded. In this performance, we’re excited to present a new collaboration by composers Tom and Oliver Schneller, and Cornell naturalists. Drawing from the Macaulay Library’s catalog of natural sounds, Into Silence focuses on the voices of creatures in danger of extinction or already lost to the world, and combines acoustic and electronic elements.

The program will be rounded out by earlier tributes to the natural world such as Biber’s Sonata Representativa (1669), Schumann’s Bird as Prophet (1849) and Sculthorpe’s From Nourlangie (1989). This family-friendly concert features Music’s Recreation regulars: flutists Laura Campbell and Beth Kelly, clarinetist John Greenly, violinist William Hurley, cellist Elisa Evett, and keyboardists Bill Cowdery and Karen Melamed Smith, with possible guest artists TBA.

An opportunity for Q & A with Tom and Oliver Schneller and acoustic biologist, Katy Payne, as well as the usual refreshments and conversation will follow the program. Please join us!

$10 adults, 18 and under free


April 15
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Music’s Recreation


Community School of Music & Arts (CSMA)
330 E. Martin Luther King Jr/State St.
Ithaca, NY, NY 14850 United States
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