Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 10:30am

350 US-1, Vero Beach, FL 32962


Konstantin Dmitrov, violin
Paul Fleury, cello
Aaron Collins, narrator

Two enchanting stories will come to life when your Space Coast Symphony Orchestra presents another installment of the popular Once Upon an Orchestra musical series for small fry.  Designed for preschool and kindergarten aged children, the 45-minute outdoor story time will feature two instruments of the string section, the violin and cello.  Daniel Dorff's The Three Little Pigs opens the fun-filled program, telling the familiar story while illustrating musical variations and leitmotifs, using lots of humor for children, adults, and musicians. The audience even helps the wolf blow the house down!  An Adventure at Grannie's is a musical dramatization of the story, "Little Red Riding Hood."  The two instrumentalists assume character roles and play musical motifs to highlight the reading of the story. This is a light-hearted approach to the fable, complete with wolf in Grannie nightcap (a shower cap will do!) and a chase through the forest. The program will be narrated by Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins.

The musical program for children is free, with regular admission to McKee Botanical Garden. Following this special program, children can try out the instruments of the section and strike a pose as a musician in the photo area.