Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer PSO

The PSO announces our FREE Music Tells a Story KinderKonzert series!
 

Music Tells a Story: Summer KinderKonzerts – The Story of Abbie Burgess

  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM
    Patten Free Library, Bath
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM
    Patten Free Library, Bath
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    Farmington Public Library
  • Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 11:30 AM
    Farmington Public Library
  • Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:30 AM
    Portland Public Library
  • Monday, July 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM
    Kennebunk Public Library
  • Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:00 PM
    Chebeague Recreation Center
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 10:00 AM
    Lincoln Theater, Damariscotta
  • Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    Rockland Public Library
This summer the Portland Symphony Orchestra has partnered with seven Maine libraries to take our popular KinderKonzert performance The Story of Abbie Burgess on the road. PSO's KinderKonzerts are fun and interactive concerts for young children and are designed to educate and entertain, working to develop a love of music at a young age. The summer concerts, which are free of charge to the public, will be funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

"This program will serve to energize the PSO's youngest audiences - and Maine's youngest readers - around music and literacy, and will hopefully help instill in them a lifelong love of music and reading," said Heather Summer, education and community engagement manager for the Portland Symphony Orchestra.

The Story of Abbie Burgess tells the true tale of a courageous young girl who tended Maine's Matinicus Rock lighthouse on her own, braving the treacherous month-long Nor'easters throughout the winter of 1856. Her strength and determination attracted much attention and she became a renowned local heroine. Today, her story is featured in several popular children's books.
 
Children are encouraged to sing, dance and wiggle while they listen and watch the orchestra members tell the inspiring story of Abbie Burgess. The concert has a 40-minute running time and is meant for children aged 4-8. The PSO has made teaching materials pertaining to Abbie's story available for download online to help prepare library staff and parents for their child's concert experience.

For more information about the concerts, please visit www.portlandsymphony.org or contact education@portlandsymphony.org

Music Tells a Story KinderKonzerts are funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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