Monday, May 24, 2010

Festival of Reading

Congrats to the Knox County Public Library on another successful Festival of Reading. Every year I wonder how they can possibly top last years festival and every year it just gets better and better.

My daughter and I were able to catch the KSO story time performance at the festival. These performances are always fun, but this one was particularly exciting because it was the premiere performance of a children's book written in honor of our upcoming 75th anniversary season. Better Than Cookies, As Good As Cake was written by KSO cellist Stacy Miller. It is about a group of friends who get together to form a string quartet. Children are introduced to string instruments, the string quartet, and there is a lot of counting incorporated into the book. This may very well be the only book about a string quartet aimed at young children.

Jennifer Barnett, KSO director of education and community partnership and soprano supreme was the narrator for the story time performance.

Lucie and Ikuko play a duet.

Saturday was also a special day because two members of the quartet celebrated their birthday. Happy Birthday Bill and Stacy!

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