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Musical Storytime with Arizona Opera

Because by Mo Willems
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00am

Join members of the Arizona Opera Education Department every two weeks VIRTUALLY for Storytime with a musical twist! Travel with us as we visit Cinderella, explore the forest with Hansel and Gretel, take up residence at The Metropolitan Opera House, and more! Each selected story is woven together with musical experts to enhance the story being presented.

Starting Friday, September 25, 2020 through December, we will be releasing a new musical story every two weeks! Be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our email list to enjoy each unique musical story.


Story Information:

Story 6: Because by Mo Willems

Release Date: December 4, 2020

Performed By: Diana Olivares, Education Teaching Artist and Chia-Chun Ko, Pianist

The story of how little things can have a big effect. It starts with Beethoven inspiring Schubert, which lead to symphonies around the world performing his music. This inspiration ultimately leads to a young girl whose uncle is too sick to attend the symphony, so her aunt brings her in his place. This inspires a lifelong love of music in her and she grows up to compose and conduct her own symphonies.


Check back Friday, December 4, 2020 at the link below as well as on our social media pages for the episode!



Arizona Opera is deeply grateful to our 2020/21 Reimagined Season Lead Digital Sponsors, Ron and Kay McDougall.
Department of Education and Community Engagement
Arizona Opera’s Department of Education and Community Engagement programs are made possible through the support of: Karen Fruen, The Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation, Dr. Rex Brewster, Invest in Kids Charitable Gift Fund, The Moreno Family Foundation, The Arizona Republic, Fillman Gorin Fund held at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, The City of Peoria, and Desert Diamond Casino West Valley.