Strings & Stories Programs

Strings & Stories is available for presentation in three different versions, each targeted to a specific audience.

Strings & Stories for Schools

Length: 45 minutes
Interactive and ideal for grades K-5
Teacher’s Guide available upon request

Sample Program:

  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • The Town Where Sleeping was Not Allowed
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

Strings & Stories Family

Program Length: Approximately 50 minutes
Interactive and ideal for all ages

Sample Program:

  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • The Town Where Sleeping Was Not Allowed
  • Favorite Poems and Limericks
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes

Strings & Stories for Adults

Run time: 60 minutes
This version of Strings & Stories is specially designed for adults. It is well-suited to performances for community theaters, concert series, retirement communities, senior centers, and other special events. It is lively, innovative and full of variety and humor. Adults will enjoy its delightful mix of music, theater and literature in a program that includes the music of Bach and Paganini, classic short stories, comedic sketches and a literary tour-de-force — Why Beethoven? by Leonard Bernstein.

Sample Program:

  • The Story of Ferdinand
  • Favorite Poems and Limericks
  • Selections for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach and Paganini
  • A Comedic Monologue
  • Imaginary Conversations: Why Beethoven? by Leonard Bernstein

Required Items

Strings & Stories requires only a few basic items to ensure a successful performance:

  • 1 hand-held wireless microphone or 1 microphone with long cord (no lavaliers)
  • 1 stool (26-30″ high)
  • 1 table (4-6′ long)
  • 1 armless chair