Kids' concert features stories set to music

January 24, 2002

When a young girl asked her uncle to read The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant to her, she had no idea that her uncle, French composer Francis Poulenc, would also improvise music on the piano to accompany it.

The Music will illuminate the words to create a synthesis of arts.

The story set to music is one being presented by the Candlelight Concerts' Performing Arts Series for Children at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Smith Theatre, Howard Community College. Other tales will be Cinderella, with music by Igor Stravinsky, and Richard Wilson's A Child's London.

Concert pianist Haskell Small and narrator Robert Aubry Davis of WETA will present the program. They have been performing together for eight years in such venues as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, La Maison Francaise, the Austrian Embassy and the Alden Theater.

Tickets are $6.

Tickets and information: 410- 715-0034 or 301-596-6203.

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