KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It's a story with live sound effects.
Members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra visit libraries and schools in 19 counties across East Tennessee creating a memorable and musical story time experience.
"I love hearing how the kids respond to the stories and then tying all of that in with what we do at the symphony, said KSO education director Jennifer Harrell. "We feel like it's so important for us to catch students at this age and introduce them to classical music."
Violinist Michael Acosta said the musicians sit down and select music and themes that fit with each story.
His favorite aspect of the program is when they get to show the kids how to hold and play the instruments after all the books are read.
"It's rewarding to see their faces as they experience something new," Acosta said.
Carrie Richard said she loves bringing her children to story time at the library, but the KSO brings it to another level.
"The KSO just brings a new dynamic by introducing the kids to music," Richard said.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Clinton Public Library
Thursday, Feb. 21
Cedar Bluff Branch Library
Tuesday, March 5
Maynardville Public Library
Wednesday, March 13
Morristown-Hamblen Co. Public Library
Wednesday, March 27
Rockwood Public Library
Thursday, March 28
Blount County Public Library
Thursday, April 4
Wartburg Public Library
Friday, April 5
Caryville Public Library
Wednesday, April 17
H.B. Stamps Memorial Library, Rogersville
Tuesday, April 30
Greeneville-Greene County Public Library