In Harmony: Stories from Childhood



Captivate your inner child with this free family-friendly virtual concert! Featuring compositions inspired by and played alongside the narration of children's books, Stories From Childhood is a virtual concert connecting listeners of all ages through the power of imagination! Join us for this online world premiere concert, featuring new works by Dr. Stacey Barelos, Keith Davis, and Dryden Meints! This is the perfect opportunity to make memories and bond with a shared virtual concert experience for the whole family. Reinvigorate your connection to your loved ones by inviting grandparents and grandchildren to come together in this shared experience of online storytelling & music by hosting a virtual watch party:  

Make friends underwater with the ocean adventure of Big Al

Travel to Texas with Gordon the Goat

Soften your heart with Fluffy the Porcupine

Stop and smell the flowers with Ferdinand the Bull

Find out what is so unique about Agatha Louise, the Ugly Duckling

Watch the concert on youtube here!

Share your stories with us and those you love

Stories from Childhood is a great program to engage our community members who have been isolated during the pandemic. We encourage everyone to think of someone who is feeling isolated - grandparents, family members and friends - and invite them to watch the concert with you. This is a great way to do something that's really meaningful in our community right now, by reaching out and strengthening a bond with an important person in your life who may be in need of exactly that. These children's stories each have an important message and theme behind them - and we hope these prompts serve as a jumping-off point for your conversations with loved ones. We also hope that you share your own stories with us as well - in whatever form you feel comfortable - based on our story prompts:

Stories from Childhood - Individual Performances & Story Prompts

Have you ever just stopped and “smelled the flower," either literally or metaphorically?

Have you ever surprised someone because they thought you might say, act, or do something a certain way? Talk about a time when you were stereotyped and how you remained true to yourself. Alternatively, tell about a time when you may have assumed something about another person, and what happened when that stereotype was broken.

How did you get your name?

Splitting from the pack can be a good thing to do sometimes. Have you ever done something differently from the masses? Tell us about a time you did your own thing and had a good outcome. Have you ever made a decision too quickly,without thinking about it beforehand? What happened? Alternatively, can you tell about a time when you made a good choice because you thought about your actions first?




     Bedtime stories are a special time for many families. Tell us about your family bedtime story traditions.

Every family is a little bit different. Tell us a story about how your family is unique. Any special traditions or fun family activities? Tell us a story about a family member you love, or a special time with loved ones you remember. Any special traditions, or fun family activities you remember?

When is a time you didn’t judge a book by it’s cover and what happened?