Children and adults can experience the magic of the performing arts at ASO Tuneful Tales (formerly Children’s Day Art Park), held June – July at Austin Public Libraries. This series of free concerts and engaging arts experiences for families of young children extended beyond the new Central Library to seven additional branch locations in 2023. Presentations feature ASO chamber music ensembles in collaboration with local artists to bring original children’s tales to life through music and narration. Performances are accompanied by storytelling, arts activities, and an interactive percussion center as well as an Instrument Petting Zoo presented by Strait Music.
Please check back for Summer 2024 dates and locations.
Made possible by the Seawell Elam Foundation and Blue Bell Creameries, L.P.
For more information about Tuneful Tales and/or other ASO Education programs, please contact:
JEREMY BRIMHALL | Director of Education and Community Engagement
Austin Symphony Orchestra | 1806 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78701
512.476.6064 x1210 | email@example.com
ASO VIRTUAL TUNEFUL TALES VIDEO ARCHIVE
Directly below is the last set of four videos from the 2020 virtual ASO Tuneful Tales. There is a “Welcome” video from local storyteller Bernadette Nason. The next two videos are the classic story of “Sleeping Beauty” narrated in English by Bernadette Nason and en español by Jacob Rivera. The music portion of the story is performed by ASO violist, Alex Smith. The last video is “Creativity Corner.” In this video, Allison Liu will recite a short poem and compose a soundscape to go with it.
Below is an ASO Tuneful Tales video from June 26, 2019 featuring selections from the opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck and arranged by David Crowe recorded at Austin Public Library, Central Library. This video is for you and your little ones until we can meet and play together once more. Enjoy!
Hansel and Gretel
ASO Musicians: Rachel Lopez, flute; Julianne Webner, oboe; Kurt Moede, french horn; Steve Girko, clarinet; Amanda Pierce, bassoon; Jonathan Rouse, bass
Narration by: Bernadette Nason
Illustrations by: Jen Corace