LIMA — Symphony Storytime with the Lima Symphony Orchestra will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Lima Public Library, 650 W. Market St., Lima.
The program will be “Symphony Storytime - Orchestra, Olé”. The event is free and open the public of all ages.
This fresh and innovative program pairs classic children’s literature with lively and exotic Spanish-influenced music. The Lima Symphony Orchestra string quartet will perform classic works inspired by Spanish music and dances, including works by Spanish composer José Padilla, Uruguayan composer Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, and selections from Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.” Children and their families will enjoy learning about the string instruments and the lively traditions and sounds of Spain. The program features both classic and outstanding new children’s literature including “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf, “Maria the Matador” by Ann Lambelet, “The Little Matador” by Julian Hector, and “The Matador Who Ran Away From The Spider” by Angela Schmickl. This program allows children to learn about cultures and traditions of other countries through highly interactive teaching and performances, introducing them to basic musical ideas and concepts. With a focus on creative movement and music literacy, “Symphony Storytime” is designed to spark children’s imaginations and foster a lifelong love of and appreciation for music. This program is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public.