This kid-friendly concert includes an introduction of the instruments and several seasonally spooky selections. The highlight of the performance is a narration with music based on the book, “A Symphony of Whales,” by Steve Schuch. It takes its inspiration from a true story about whales stranded in the Siberian Sea, and the heroic efforts by villagers and a Russian icebreaker to free them. Music plays a key role in the heartwarming rescue–and audience members get to participate in a crucial decision.
VSO String Quartet members are Sofia Hirsch and David Gusakov, violins; Hilary Hatch, viola; and Dieuwke Davydov, cello. Our special guest narrator is Melissa Ewell, a music teacher from Swanton. Enjoy this high-energy presentation, which includes a parade of costumes and treats to take home afterwards!