Little Red Riding Hood

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the classic fairytale with a surprise ending,
set to the fiery String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95, “Serioso”
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Julie Freedman Smith narrates and sings this version of Little Red Riding Hood by Liza Scriggins. Available by video January 2021 as a Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Education Concert, featuring CPO principal string players Diana Cohen, Lorna Tsai, Laurent Grillet-Kim and Arnold Choi, with artwork by Olga Cuttell. (Please note: the painting above is by Swedish artist Carl Larsson, 1881. Olga Cuttell’s creations will only be available through the Calgary Philharmonic, who commissioned her for this particular project. Please see CPO website for details.) Projected to be available in 2022 with StoryMusic musicians performing live in schools, concert halls and other venues.

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Grounder’s Grand Adventure

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the story of a Richardson’s ground squirrel
as he sets out to find his place in the world,
set to the lively Serenade for violin, viola and cello
by Ernst von Dohnanyi
Samantha Whelan Kotkas narrates this original story written by Liza Scriggins, with violinist Elisa Milner, violist Liza Scriggins, cellist Olena Kilchyk, and artwork by Olga Cuttell of Oladesign. Coming soon to a venue or school near you, it is most suited to children aged 0-9 and their families.

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Salmon and Dipper’s Wondrous Journey

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the enchanting tale of a fish and a bird
as they trek together upstream,
set to the spellbinding music of Claude Debussy’s
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Samantha Whelan Kotkas narrates this original story written by Liza Scriggins, with Gianetta Baril playing harp, Lucie Jones on flute, Liza Scriggins on viola, and artwork by Olga Cuttell of Oladesign, most suited to children aged 0-9 and their families.

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Elk’s Wintry Day

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the story of young elk as he follows his herd
 from one feeding ground to another,
set to the evocative music of Andre Jolivet’s
Petite Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp
Samantha Whelan Kotkas narrates this original story written by Liza Scriggins, with Gianetta Baril playing harp, Lucie Jones on flute, Liza Scriggins on viola, and artwork by Olga Cuttell of Oladesign, most suited to children aged 0-9 and their families.