Wednesday, December 10, 2008

'Circle Unbroken' Children's DVD Features String Quartet Music of William Grant Still

Circle Unbroken ~ For parents and grandparents looking for an inspiring and enlightening gift for their young loved ones, the DVD of CMC’s critically acclaimed educational piece 'Circle Unbroken' is the perfect place to start. 'Circle Unbroken' is a musical adaptation of Margot Theis Raven’s children’s book of the same name, set to the music of William Grant Still. Shot on location in the historic South Carolina Lowcountry, this DVD weaves original watercolors of E.B. Lewis with live footage of Chamber Music Charleston musicians as Charleston native Rachel Dowling retells this special story of the Sweetgrass Basket.

Musicians of Chamber Music Charleston: ALAN MOLINA and MEGAN ALLISON, violin; GRETCHEN FRAZIER, viola; TIMOTHY O'MALLEY, cello; featuring RACHEL N. DOWLING as grandmother, JASMINE LILLENTHAL as granddaughter, NYKOBIE FLEMING as grandson. Sweetgrass Basket Historical Consultant LYNETTE D. YOUSON. Executive Producer SANDRA NIKOLAJEVS.  [William Grant Still is profiled at]

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