…That the Children May Learn is an interdisciplinary project intended to bring people from different fields and interests together to discuss issues pertinent to the subject of children and war in an open and apolitical setting.
Central to the project is …That the Children May Learn, a musical parable for Narrator and Chamber Ensemble which explores the process by which children became indoctrinated into cultures of war, and presents them crafted into an abstract meta-narrative. The performance of the work is to be accompanied by a multimedia projection and performing forces are as follows:
- Voices: Narrator, Soprano, Baritone
- Woodwinds: Flute (Picc.), Clarinet (Bass Cl.), Bassoon
- Brass: Trumpet in Bb, Trombone
- Percussion (1 player)
- Strings: Violin, Violoncello, Contrabass
- Multimedia Operator
The piece may be programmed in a concert setting or may serve as the conclusion of an event consisting of talks, forums, or panel discussions, as was the case of the work’s first performance (April 29, 2012). Speakers from the following fields are likely to be able to speak compellingly on a variety of related topics:
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Marketing and Advertising
All artwork is © Sarah Hutchinson Burke and is used with permission. All images are in the public domain with the exception of the final image, which is © Catherine Jackson and is used with permission.
For a sense of how such an event may be structured, please see the program below, which also contains information regarding the performers and speakers, and for access to the score or more information about the project, please contact Dr. Capps.