Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012
Elska Performs at the Burchfield Penney December 8 at 11:00 a.m.
The Burchfield Penney Art center welcomes Elska at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, to the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium. With a blend of theater, storytelling, and musical performance, Elska whisks away children and families on a musical tour of her arctic home and introduces them to the island’s wonderful inhabitants. She is a modern pioneer who discovered a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, where she lives a life of beauty and wonder among a cast of unusual friends, including a pensive Winter Bear, a friendly Goobler, a mysterious Arctic Fox, and a vast colony of Lost Socks.
To create her fictional world, Elska worked closely with New York–City based record producer Allen Farmelo (the Cinematic Orchestra, Mikael Jorgensen/Wilco). Combining the whimsy of Winnie the Pooh and the otherworldliness of Dr. Seuss, she and Farmelo intentionally set out to create a new classic in children’s music and entertainment.
For more information, visit http://islandofelska.com.
Tickets: $10 for general public; $8 for Burchfield Penney members and kids; and free for kids 2 and under. Call ext. 6011 during gallery hours or buy tickets online at www.burchfieldpenney.org.
“Pure of heart, unique, musically sophisticated, and, quite frankly, absolutely breathtaking…a transcendent work that your young children will adore and hold dear.” -- Jeff Bogle, Ou