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Library Tunes and Tales

STORYBOOK CONCERTS | 2017-18 DATES 

What? 

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Library Tunes and Tales is a reading-enriched musical series for young children, ages 3-8. Free to the public at neighborhood libraries, each event is a storybook reading enhanced with live music. The series includes five performances based on five very special books for children.

Why? 

As a language, music truly is the most universal – it provides a shared mode of expression that connects us to ourselves, our families, our friends and our community. Like music, literature is a rhythmic art, and for children, pairing the two creates an exciting learning experience. As documented by Memphis’ own Urban Child Institute, one of the most powerful ways parents can prepare children to succeed in school and in life is to introduce them to reading. Through Library Tunes and Tales, the MSO has a unique opportunity to meet the very real needs of all community children.

When?          

Hour-long events begin at 11:00 on Saturday mornings. Each concert is based on one children’s book, with musicians and a narrator telling the story through music. Children attending all concerts experience all of the instrument families in the orchestra – strings, brass, winds and percussion – and learn how composers use music to tell stories. After each performance, librarians and volunteers artistically engage the children with crafts or activities that respond to the music they have just heard.

Where?        

MSO ensembles, representing the orchestra instrument families, present their concerts on a rotating basis at five community libraries: Benjamin Hooks (Central), Bartlett, Cordova, Germantown and Collierville. By rotating the ensembles to each library, children can enjoy every performance in the series at a single, convenient location

 

Library Tunes and Tales 2017-18

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Central – String Quartet A
Bartlett – Woodwind Quintet
Collierville – String Quartet E
Cordova – Brass Quintet
Germantown – Kindertrio
 

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Central – Woodwind Quintet
Bartlett – String Quartet E
Collierville – Brass Quintet
Cordova – Kindertrio
Germantown – Percussion

 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Central – String Quartet E
Bartlett – Brass Quintet
Collierville – Kindertrio
Cordova – Percussion
Germantown – String Quartet A

 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Central – Brass Quintet
Bartlett – Kindertrio
Collierville – Percussion
Cordova – String Quartet A
Germantown – Woodwind Quintet

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Central – Kindertrio
Bartlett – Percussion
Collierville – String Quartet A
Cordova – Woodwind Quintet
Germantown – String Quartet E

 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Central – Percussion
Bartlett – String Quartet A
Collierville – Woodwind Quintet
Cordova – String Quartet E
Germantown – Brass Quintet

 

 

 

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