Musical Storytelling Programs

Musical Storytelling Programs


About the Musical Storytelling Series

Join Powers faculty members at local libraries as they narrate this free series of original musical story performances that feature live music and age-appropriate stories for children. These interactive programs are specifically developed for children ages 3 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend. 

Have an idea for a great book for our next Musical Storytelling Series?

 

Announcing our 2016-2017 Musical Storytelling Series events!

"I Really Like Slop!" (an Elephant and Piggie book)
written and illustrated by Mo Willems

Saturday, October 22, at 10:00 & 11:00 am
Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave, Belmont
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Kelly Webber (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

Saturday, November 12, at 10:30 am
Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: Elephant and Piggie are at it again, and this time, Piggie has a concoction to share with his best friend Gerald. Will Gerald refuse, or will he give it a try because “that’s what friends do?”

"Opera Cat"
written by Tess Weaver, illustrated by Andrea Wesson

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: From Amazon.com - "Alma the cat lives with Madame SoSo, an opera diva. When Madame rehearses, Alma softly sings along. Madame doesn’t know Alma’s secret—in fact, she doesn’t pay Alma much attention at all. But on the night of the big performance, Madame comes down with laryngitis . . . and at last Alma is given a chance to prove she is no ordinary animal."

"Click, Clack, Moo"
written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: From Publisher’s Weekly - “Farmer Brown is dumbfounded when his cows discover an old typewriter in the barn and begin experimenting. Things really get out of hand...when the cows begin standing up for their rights.”

"Click, Clack, Surprise"
written by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10:30 am
Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street, Watertown
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 10:30 am
Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street, Arlington
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 10:00 & 11:00 am
Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Avenue, Belmont
With Todd Brunel (clarinet, percussion, and more), Yas Ishibashi (piano, vocals), Vanessa Schukis (vocals), Helen Clapp Stevenson (narration)

About the story: From Amazon.com - "Little Duck learns how to celebrate his birthday with a little help from all the other animals on the farm in this charming picture book from the award-winning duo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin."

 

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