The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce the June 12 premiere of two films: the live-action The Mystery of John C. Daniels and the animated When the Brothers Unite. Held in Sprague Hall (470 College Street, New Haven), these premieres will be the culmination of the first Music and Film project bringing together students in New Haven public schools with guidance from musicians from the Yale School of Music.
In the Music and Film Project, high school students direct and produce films based on books and music created by younger students in elementary and middle schools. The younger students’ project, the Music and Book Writing Program, began last year, with students from two New Haven middle schools writing their own children’s books. Art teachers guided the students in creating the illustrations, and a Yale School of Music composer then collaborated with them to write music for their story. This hugely successful program culminated in a spectacular performance at each school. A narrator read the book on stage with the illustrations projected overhead and a Yale School of Music ensemble performing the music. MORE