Songs for Unusual Creatures with Michael Hearst

MichealHurs_UnusualCreatures2:00 pm • Saturday, April 26th 2014
7:00 pm • Saturday, April 26th 2014
Hudson Opera House • Hudson, NY

In the week that celebrates Earth Day and that has seemingly become #EarthWeek, we’re seeing tweets like this:

 

But the Hudson Opera House is celebrating Earth Week by bringing the quirky author and composer Michael Hearst and his group to celebrate the highly unusual creatures that roam the planet. And they’ve got questions like this:

How well do you know the creatures of the animal kingdom …

    • the Australian bilby?
    • the deep-sea magnapinna squid?
    • the microscopic tarde?
    • or perhaps the blue footed booby?

Which animal can be found at the top of Mount Everest, 10,000 feet under the sea, and in your backyard?

Which animal can disguise itself as a giant crab?

Bringing a menagerie of strange and extraordinary creatures to life with such odd ball instruments as the thermein, claviola, daxophone, and stylophone, Michael Hearst—performing such unusual instruments—is joined by Allyssa Lamb (vocals and keyboard), Ben Holmes (trumpet), Kristen Mueller (drums), and Jonti Siman on tuba for the performance at the Hudson Opera House. With vivid and imaginative humor, they’ll shine a light on the lesser known creatures of the animal kingdom in a highly-geeky, audio visual musical event.

If fascinating facts are of interest to your curious mind or if you have ever laughed at a funny-looking animal, or … are an amateur zoologist, then this wild instrument musical and animal exploration is just for you!

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