Storyteller Megan Wells in action

Storyteller Megan Wells in action (photo by Todd Rosenberg)

CSO oboe Lora Schaefer (Baby Bear), bass Alexander Hanna (Papa Bear), and viola Diane Mues (Mama Bear)

CSO oboe Lora Schaefer (Baby Bear), bass Alexander Hanna (Papa Bear), and viola Diane Mues (Mama Bear) (photo by Todd Rosenberg)

One of my favorite partnerships is the one we have with the Frederick Stock School, named for the CSO’s second music director. As often as possible, we reach out to the school to include them in our programs and also volunteer for their special events.

On November 5, nearly 100 kids, teachers, and chaperones from the school attended a performance of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” at Symphony Center. The program is part of the CSO’s Once Upon a Symphony series, designed specifically for kids age three to five and perfect for the Stock kids. The interactive multi-media presentation (in collaboration with Chicago Children’s Theatre), adapted and written by storyteller Megan Wells, features costumes and sets, video, and performances by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

And to say thank you, the kids from Stock School sent us some homemade cards!

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