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STORY TIME Presents “Peter and the Wolf” at Sugar Hill Museum

Meet the characters in Prokofiev’s well-known classic “Peter and the Wolf” as a dynamic storyteller recounts this marvelous tale with the help of Sylvan Winds, a woodwind quintet. Together they bring Peter, his grandfather and all the delightful animals in the story to life.  The program explores the magic of music by using the children’s imagination to compose a drama, picking the musical themes to match the characters. Musical storytelling performance will be followed by an art-making workshop.

ABOUT SYLVAN WINDS
Sylvan Winds was hailed by the New York Times for “…its venturesome programming and stylishness of performance,” the Sylvan Winds has appeared under the auspices of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival and the Caramoor International Music Festival. Chosen to perform at the NY Governor’s Arts Awards, the ensemble has presented imaginative and scintillating programs of chamber works for winds in such places as Town Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, the Cape Cod and Skaneateles Festivals, Rutgers University’s Summerfest, Amherst College, the Chicago Chamber Music Society and the Sejong Cultural Center in Seoul, Korea. They have recorded for the Koch Classics and CRI/New World labels and have enjoyed collaborations with such distinguished artists as Gerard Schwarz, Ransom Wilson, the Guarneri String Quartet and pianist Claude Frank. The Sylvan Winds celebrated their 30th Anniversary during the 2007-08 seasons.

Family Reception for “BIBLIOBANDIDO: Story Eater” at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Join us for a special Family Reception inaugurating our new exhibition  BIBLIOBANDIDO: STORY EATER, a project initiated by Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) with Residents of El Pital, Honduras, in the Salon.  Renowned social practice artist Marisa Morán Jahn presents a participatory, multimedia installation that unfolds the story world of Bibliobandido, a story-eating bandit that terrifies little kids into offering him stories they’ve written.  The exhibition was developed in collaboration with architect Darío Nuñez-Ameni of Atelier DNA (formerly of Acconci Studio), guest curated by Amy Rosenblum Martín and organized by Museum Director and Chief Curator, Lauren Kelley.  Snacks and refreshment will be served. Free with Museum Admission.

Virtuous Journeys at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Join our storytellers as they share amazing stories filled with virtues like Courage, Grace, Humility and Love. Be sure to sing along, dance and even play musical instruments!

About Story Hour
Bookworms can enjoy our weekly Story Hour program every Thursday and Friday! The intimate storytelling presentation features a solo performer with roots in the community delighting our ‘little audience’ with a participatory and lively program. Performers have included Laura Bowman, Flor Bromley, Daniel Carlton, Alison Cox, Kelley Kelley, and Carletta Joy Walker

 

Topsy Turvy Thursdays at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum

Who knows what will happen next?! Join in the story making and build on tales that can only take the shape of a child’s imagination, with our very own Carletta Walker.  Book worms can enjoy our weekly Story Hour program every Thursday and Friday! The intimate storytelling presentation features a solo performer with roots in the community delighting our ‘little audience’ with a participatory and lively program. Performers have included Laura Bowman, Flor Bromley, Daniel Carlton, Alison Cox, Kelley Kelley, and Carletta Joy Walker.

Storytelling is the oldest and most powerful means for sharing history and values, and for encouraging imagination in young children. And it’s one of the pillars of learning at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling.

Performed through a variety of methods, our storytellers engage children in the timeless oral tradition as well as through the arts of theater, movement, music and film. Children are encouraged to reflect on what they hear, and to author and share their own stories—a practice that builds language skills, critical thinking and confidence.