Musical Storytelling Program

Musical Storytelling Program


About the Musical Storytelling Program

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. 

   

This program is supported in part by the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation. Thank you for your support!

 

Our 2017-2018 Musical Storytelling Series

Will be announced very soon! Check back for more details as they become available this fall. In the meantime, we hope to see you at our first event!

"Dragons Love Tacos"
written by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Saturday, October 28, 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 - "Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team of Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri has created an unforgettable tale of new friends and the perfect snack."

Take a look back at 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?”

"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)

Stick around after the performances for a free percussion demonstration with African drum and dance artist Nurudafina Abena!

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."

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

Saturday, May 6, 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."

 

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