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Adventures of the Black Dot -
The Island of Music (premiere)

Adventures of the Black Dot

May 18, 2001
Ted Mann Concert Hall, Minneapolis, MN

The Adventures of the Black Dot was the first venture of its type for the Minnesota Chorale―a unique, interdisciplinary partnership between writer Judy McGuire, composer-in-residence Janika Vandervelde, stage director Kari Margolis, actor Carolyn Goelzer, four instrumentalists, the Minnesota Chorale, and the St. John's Boys' Choir. It also marked a new direction in music education programming. In the genre of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf or Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Black Dot focused on providing insight into rhythmic notation using a chorus as the primary vehicle. It also allowed children an opportunity to consider a larger world of possibilities and to imagine themselves within that world through the character of Dot.

Adventures of the Black Dot

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