POSTPONED - Due to growing concerns related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and based on recommendations of local authorities, health departments, and government representatives for large-scale gatherings, the Westerville Public Library and the Westerville Symphony are postponing this Saturday's Tunes & Tales event (originally scheduled for March 14) until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum'un! Enjoy a brand-new musical rendition of Kate and the Beanstalk
performed by the Westerville Symphony and narrated by the Westerville Public Library. Enjoy this funny and magical tale set to music featuring a clever heroine who outsmarts the famously greedy giant.
After the performance, get up close and personal with the musicians as the orchestra invites the audience on stage for an instrument meet and greet, encouraging questions and giving hands-on demonstrations.
For ages 3-8 and their families. Each family will receive a free copy of the book Kate and the Beanstalk
, while supplies last. Note: Registration is required for every attendee.New music composed by Associate Professor of Music at Otterbein University, Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz. Conducted by Peter Stafford Wilson. Funded by Johnstone Fund for New Music, Westerville Lions Club, Westerville Public Library, and Westerville Symphony.
Based on the book, Kate and the Beanstalk, written by Mary Pope Osborne, text (c) 2000 by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Gilselle Potter, illustrations (c) 2000 by Giselle Potter. Text used with permission of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. All rights reserved. About Tunes & Tales
A partnership between the Westerville Symphony
and the Westerville Public Library
, Tunes & Tales has been a Westerville tradition for over 30 years, pairing music with stories to introduce thousands of children to the world of music in an interactive and engaging way. About the BookKate and the Beanstalk
was written by Mary Pope Osborne, text (c) 2000 by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Gilselle Potter, illustrations (c) 2000 by Giselle Potter. Text used with permission of Brandt & Hochman Literary Agents, Inc. All rights reserved. About the Composer
This year's music is an original composition arranged by Associate Professor of Music at Otterbein University, Jennifer Merkowitz
.Made Possible with Support from...
This year's event is made possible in part by support from the Johnstone Fund for New Music
. The Johnstone Fund for New Music was founded by Columbus community leaders Jack and Zoe Johnstone in 2008. It supports the continuing growth and vitality of contemporary classical music by funding the creation and performance of new works for a growing audience in Central Ohio.
Sign language interpretation is made possible through a generous donation from the Westerville Lions Club