Sunday, January 29, 2012

Classical Music for Kids

Thanks to a generous gift from the Charles P. Ferro Foundation, our library offers free interactive arts programs for children. We call the series Live at the Sherman Library! Bringing Stories to Life. Yesterday's program "Classical Music for Kids" attracted a crowd of over 250 young library patrons.

A quintet of musicians from a famous orchestra (due to a contract agreement, I can't disclose the name of the orchestra) performed Sergei Prokofiev's musical story Peter and the Wolf.

Prado, Miguelanxo, and Sergey Prokofiev. Peter and the Wolf.
New York: Nantier Beall Minoustchine, 1998. Print.

After the concert, every child had a chance to play each instrument.

I love my job. Every day I get to work with super-nice, super-talented people.

I'm also surrounded by great books like these:

Moss, Lloyd, Marjorie Priceman, and Paul Zakris. Zin! Zin! Zin!: A Violin.
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995. Print.

Martin, Bill, and Vladimir Radunsky. The Maestro Plays.
New York: H. Holt, 1994. Print.

Kuskin, Karla, and Marc Simont. The Philharmonic Gets Dressed.
New York, N.Y: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1982. Print.

Happy reading!