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New England Conservatory Offers School Vacation Week Musical Storytelling Concerts on YouTube

Victoria Wasylak • News • April 17, 2020

The New England Conservatory (NEC) will offer virtual school vacation week musical storytelling concerts on YouTube, every day from April 20 to 24 at 11 a.m.

The Musical Storytelling events feature a mix of “meet the instrument” and musical storytelling sessions geared towards young children and families in this online version of the popular annual program.

Each video showcases the unique creative work of one of NEC’s Musical Storytelling Fellows, who spent the school year training as teaching artists in preschools and early elementary classrooms through NEC’s Community Performances & Partnerships program.

While best suited for children ages 3 to 7 years old, listeners of all ages are most welcome to join the fun. Video sessions will range from 20-40 minutes each.

The Musical Storytelling schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 20, 11 a.m. | Alex Fowler, cello
All about Monkeys! Cellist Alex Fowler shares stories about monkeys and other fun cello tricks!

Tuesday, April 21, 11 a.m. | Morgan Pope, bassoon
Meet the wild and wacky bassoon and use your imagination to create your own stories inspired by its sounds!

Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m. | Angela Wang, violin
Sharing music all the way from Taiwan, violinist Angela Wang introduces us to the violin and the amazing world of the Gruffalo! Story narrated by a special family guest.

Thursday, April 23, 11 a.m. | Cheyanna Duran, oboe
Meet the Oboe and hear the story of an animal that often sounds like it!

Friday, April 24, 11 a.m.  | Lucy Little, violin
Gather round the rocking chair for a newly created musical story, performed by a father and daughter duo!

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