Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Symphony Storytimes to Debut at the Hillsboro Main Library in May

photo, Two Star Symphony by Ed Schipul The Oregon Symphony will bring their innovative Symphony Storytimes series for preschoolers to the Hillsboro Main Library every Wednesday morning in May at 10:15 a.m.

Hillsboro librarians are eager to see familiar faces light up when the music begins at the Main Library on Wednesday, May 5.

In each interactive session, a symphony musician will introduce children to an instrument in one of the four families of musical instruments: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion.

Hillsboro Youth Services librarians Kay Carman and Laurie Kramer will read specially chosen stories while accompanied by live music that enhances and deepens the storytelling experience.

After storytime, children will be able to make their own instruments and enjoy an instrument “petting zoo.”

Symphony Storytimes at the Main Library (2850 NE Brookwood Parkway) will be free and seating will be on a first come first served basis.

Wednesday, May 5 will feature the cello, May 12 the clarinet, May 19 French horn, and May 26 various percussion instruments.

Free bookmarks with suggested reading and recommended CD's featuring the Symphony Storytime instruments will be available at each session.