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Preschoolers to Get Special Time with Knoxville Symphony Orchestra Members

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KNOXVILLE -- During the months of September and October, preschoolers will have an opportunity to participate in the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra's Story Time Program at Knox County libraries. String quartets from the orchestra will read stories and play music for the children during this season's program "Music Is All Around Us."

Performances like Violet's Music tells the story of a born musician who searches to find a band of friends to play along. The performances will not only help to highlight the connections between music and literacy they will introduce string instruments to young audience members. This special time with the orchestra will also prepare children for the KSO's Family Concert on Sunday, October 9 which will feature the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and animated character Picardy Penguin.

KSO Library Story Times are made possible by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, Knox County, the City of Knoxville and Aqua-Chem.

All Story Time performances are FREE and open to the public.

September 27 - 10:30 AM, Murphy Library
September 28 - 11:00 AM, Karns Library
September 29 - 11:00 AM, Smart Toys and Books
September 29 - 4:00 PM, Farragut Library
September 30 - 10:15 AM, Fountain City Library
October 4 - 10:30 AM, Sequoyah Library
October 5 - 10:15 AM, Bearden Library
October 7 - 4:00 PM, Cedar Bluff Library

The KSO has contributed to the cultural life in East Tennessee since 1935. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of more than 80 professional musicians and performs more than 200 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Performing in traditional venues such as the Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and the Civic Auditorium, and in non-traditional places like hospitals, school classrooms, libraries, shopping centers and city parks, the KSO reaches more than 200,000 people throughout the region each year.

Published September 13, 2011

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