In partnership with the Gilmore Festival, Elizabeth devised Pianimal, a concert tour project integrating literature, music, art, and multimedia for children. To date, this entertaining classical music experience has been performed for over 10,000 children in both public schools and community centers. Piano Theatre Artists have taken Pianimal to Australia, the United States and Canada, and this summer we will be releasing a documentary and a concert video free for download online, bringing us closer to our ultimate goal of giving children everywhere access to fun, attractive music and integrated arts.
Pianimal showcases the music of Dvořák, Grieg, Rimsky-Korsakov, Debussy, Scriabin, Dutilleux, Mussorgsky, and Saint-Saëns.
Artwork: Eden Bachelder, Natalie Hall, and Angèle Gougeon
Documentary video: Maureen Anway
Animation: Shaun Seong-young Kim
Poetry: Christopher Steger
Transcriptions: Elizabeth Schumann
Cocks and Hens: a Pre-release Selection from Maureen Anway's Pianimal Documentary