Familiar tales set to music Who doesn't know the story...

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January 24, 2002|By Lori Sears

Familiar tales set to music

Who doesn't know the story of Cinderella? And lots of folks are familiar with The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. But how many of us have ever heard them set to music? On Sunday, Candlelight Concerts' Performing Arts Series for Children presents two performances of three musically illustrated tales at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.

Concert pianist Haskell Small and narrator Robert Aubry Davis present composer Francis Poulenc's The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant, Soulima Stravinsky's Cinderella and a more contemporary story, Richard Wilson's A Child's London, which takes children on a tour of popular London sites. The shows last about 55 minutes each and are geared to children ages 4 to 11.

The Candlelight Concerts' show takes place at 2:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m. Sunday at Smith Theatre, Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. $6 all ages. Call 410-715-0034.

Antique and collectible toys

Looking for some unique and unusual toys? You'll find all sorts of antique and collectible toys at the show Saturday at Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville. The Greater Baltimore Antique and Collectible Toy Show boasts 60 dealers from eight states, all exhibiting and selling their wares. Some toys date to the turn of the century. Others are modern collectibles.

The show runs 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Tall Cedars Hall, 2501 Putty Hill Ave., Parkville. $4. Call 410-252-1084.

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