Just So Stories
Trinity Alps Chamber Players
and Danny Clay, composer
present Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories"
in a family-friendly musical arrangement
The Trinity Alps Chamber Players announces the world-premiere of a new commission from composer Danny Clay - “Just So Stories” – based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling. The completed composition will be premiered at a free public concert on Sunday, September 7, 2014 in San Francisco as part of a special “Grandparents’ Day” celebration. Following the concert will be a special “instrument petting zoo” reception, where our audience will have a chance to mingle with performers and kids will have opportunities to try out various classical instruments.
Clay's rendition of “Just So Stories” will consist of three fantastical tales from Kipling's colorful origin stories – the Camel's Hump, the Whale's Throat, and the Elephant's Child – told through narration and music. In addition to playing traditional instruments such as violin, cello, clarinet, flute, piano and guitar, the musicians will be making extraordinary sounds using ordinary – but unexpected – everyday objects, such as wine glasses, slide whistles and thunder tubes!
Danny Clay is a composer, educator, and general noise-maker based in San Francisco. He currently works as a teaching artist with the San Francisco Opera, serves as the school music director at Zion Lutheran School, and curates a record label of experimental music by his students called Project Object. As a composer, he has collaborated with artists and organizations of all ages, including Kronos Quartet, 826 Valencia, AXIS Dance, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Bay Area pianist Sarah Cahill, concert:nova and the Cincinnati Ballet, toy pianist Phyllis Chen, and an array of emerging Bay Area chamber groups.
Supported by a grant from the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music
Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival
Trinity County, CA