Lima Symphony Orchestra brings back hours of live symphonic storytelling – WKTN
Lima, OH (December 8, 2021) – The Lima Symphony Orchestra’s popular Symphony Storytime program returns next week to the libraries of Celina, Delphos and Kenton.
Featuring a duo of musicians from the Lima Symphony Orchestra, this program will focus on the theme of opposites in music.
Live programs will take place at the following locations:
Tuesday, December 14 at 10:30 a.m. – Mercer County District Library in Celina (303 N Main St, Celina, OH 45822)
Thursday December 16 at 6:30 p.m. – Delphos Public Library (309 W 2nd St, Delphos, OH 45833)
Friday, December 17 at 10:30 a.m. – Mary Lou Johnson Hardin County District Library in Kenton (325 E Columbus St, Kenton, OH 43326)
For this innovative program, children and their families will benefit from exceptional new publications on the theme of “opposites”. This program features Big is Big (and little, little) by J. Patrick Lewis, Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson and The Tortoise or the Hare by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, all accompanied by live music by the Lima Symphony Orchestra the musicians. The program will draw parallels between concepts of contrast using musical examples to accompany the stories. With an emphasis on creative movement and musical culture, “Symphony Storytime” is designed to spark children’s imaginations and foster a lifelong love and appreciation of music. This program is suitable for all ages and is free and open to the public.
.Big is Big (and little, little) by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Bob Barner (2007)
.Big Bear, Small Mouse by Karma Wilson, illustrated by Jane Chapman (2016)
The Tortoise or the Hare by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illustrated by Joe Cepeda (2010)
.The Cakewalk from “Children’s Corner Suite” L. 113 by Claude Debussy
.The Sugar Plum fairy dance of “The Nutcracker” by Piotr Tchaikovsky
In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg
These performances are part of the Lima Symphony’s continued commitment to music education and its firm belief that music and the other arts are essential tools in building strong communities.