Soon to be released! Little Red Riding Hood and Beethoven at the CPO

StoryMusic is excited to announce that the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is scheduled this month to release a video of Liza Scriggins’ latest creation: a version of Little Red Riding Hood to go along with Beethoven’s dramatic String Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op 95. Performing are the illustrious principals of the CPO’s string section (in costume!): Diana Cohen and Lorna Tsai, violins; Laurent Grillet-Kim, viola, and Arnold Choi, cello. Julie Freedman Smith brings the story to life with her spot-on narration and singing, and Olga Cuttell of Oladesign created several gorgeous paintings for the project as well. (Please note that the work above is by Swedish painter Carl Larsson, from 1881. Olga Cuttell’s paintings for this particular project will only be available through the CPO, since they commissioned her.) The video is marketed to schools as part of the CPO’s Education Concerts, but homeschoolers as well as families whose schools have not signed up with the CPO can contact Education & Outreach Manager Alysha Bulmer to work out an affordable option for access. This classic fairytale (with a surprise ending) as well as Beethoven’s moving, mind-blowing music are not to be missed!

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