Join the Symphony for our annual Educational Concert, featuring The Story of Ferdinand the Bull with music from Bizet's Carmen and narration written by Munro Leaf!
The Story of Ferdinand the Bull is a musical work based on the popular children's storybook, The Story of Ferdinand, written by Munro Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson. The book was originally published in 1938 and has since been translated into over 60 languages. It is a story that resonates with people all over the world, and the Symphony is excited to share it with you!
Ferdinand the Bull tells the story of a kind-hearted bull who would rather smell the flowers than join in with bullfighting tradition. The music was arranged by Douglas Meyer, using selections from Bizet's famous opera Carmen alongside narration from the storybook.
The orchestra will finish the concert with some fun selections from more narrative-style compositions.
Don't miss this educational and entertaining opportunity to experience live music performance for all ages!
Please note: This music tells a story, and stories can sometimes involve sudden or unexpected loud noises.
Presented in partnership with MBT's Wade Bennett King Educational Series.
LISTEN: The Story of Ferdinand the Bull, Musical Sample, Douglas Meyers