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An Odd Adventure (for an Otter)

Wednesday, Jun 1: Otter's Odd Adventure

The University of New Mexico Summer Music Institute presents the world premier performance of a comedy/satire for orchestra titled, "Otter's Odd Adventure," on Wednesday, June 1, at 7pm. The show will take place at Keller Hall on the UNM campus. Written by storyteller Adam Cornford in collaboration with Emmy-winning composer Daniel Steven Crafts—who recently brought cartoonist Shannon Wheeler's iconic comic strip to life in the Too Much Coffee Man Operathis musical social commentary focuses its melodic lens on the activities of a playful otter trapped in a postmodern shopping mall. This new work will be presented in collaboration with young musicians from the institute as well as violinist Cármelo de los Santos, narrator Bob Bishop, conductor David Chavez and UNM faculty violist Kimberly Fredenburgh. Professor Fredenburgh discussed the multi-faceted performance briefly with Weekly Alibi, saying, "This concert is free to the public and while adults and older children will definitely 'get it,' this is certainly an all-ages event. Our show opens with some traditional string chamber music performed by excellent young artists from around the state, country and abroad." The audience is invited to a reception which will immediately follow the performance. UNM Keller Recital Hall • Wed Jun 1 • 7-9pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar