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Live in Studio C: Colleen Phelps

May 2, 2018

Colleen Phelps stopped by this week with selections from the Animal Ambassador Album Project— works for marimba by five different composers, all dedicated to zoo animals born in 2017. The collection, inspired by the likes of Fiona the hippo from Cincinnati and Nashville Zoo's own clouded leopard, Niran, contains both composed works and poetry to which Phelps improvises. 

Set List: 

Mark Saya: The Tiger's Tango & Polka for Pachyderms from Fiona's Dance Card 

Michael Williams: The Water Horse, or Hippopotamus 

  • poetry read by Will Griffin 

Olivia Kieffer: Mother/Father & Jump from Tsingy's Day 

Colleen Phelps: Elmyr's Glue 

Michael Williams: If You Meet a Clouded Leopard

  • poetry read by Will Griffin

Cristina Spinei: Niran