Strings & Stories

… A lively and entertaining mix of music, theater and storytelling

Introducing the new Zoom Edition!

Designed for elementary aged children to participate from home.

Linda Rosenthal, violinist
Bill Blush, actor and storyteller

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Strings & Stories is a two-person show that combines music and theater in a delightful kaleidoscope of favorite children’s stories, classical music, whimsical mime, and improvisation. It is fast-paced, interactive, and educational.

Version 1.mp4 from Linda Rosenthal on Vimeo.

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Linda and Bill have developed Strings & Stories in a virtual format. Presented in real time, it is designed for maximum participation by kids who are learning from home. Led by Bill’s narration and Linda’s violin, children participate by moving to the music, laughing, and posing for the camera as they express their emotions through stories and poetry. The Zoom Edition includes new music-driven stories that the children improvise and perform on the spot.

Slide Linda and Bill with kids on stage during Strings & Stories Slide Violinist Linda Rosenthal and Actor Bill Blush have performed Strings & Stories for thousands of children in schools, libraries and theaters throughout the United States Slide Children participate in Strings & Stories Slide Linda Rosenthal and Bill Blush perform Strings & Stories Slide Strings & Stories features The Emperor’s New Clothes Slide Bill Blush in Strings & Stories

Linda and Bill have performed Strings & Stories for thousands of children in schools, libraries and theaters throughout the lower 48 under the auspices of the Piatigorsky Foundation and throughout Alaska. 

  • An extraordinary success!
  • The highlight of the year for our students.
  • I have had many phone calls from teachers expressing how dynamic and thrilling you were for their students. The teachers’ guides received beforehand were especially helpful and appreciated. Once again, thank you for presenting such an exceptional program to the students. You made a big impact (on the children).
  • This duo is providing a very important reminder to us all that good literature enriches our lives when we participate in it and that music adds color to a black and white world when we play it… an otherwise typical Sunday night was turned into an event rich in community and culture.
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