Before parents’ Valentines’ date-nights, perhaps at the symphony, and Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s conductor Jaap Van Zweden’s 4-night Valentines’ performances with the New York Philharmonic (where he will become the new music director this year), Lanie DeLay (Dallas Contemporary, Dallas Public Library…) will read from will read from Karla Kuskin’s The Philharmonic Gets Dressed, a loveletter to the conductor and musicians at Lincoln Center that details the surprising steps they take in preparing for their evening’s work.
The story will be followed by a look at the 1954 picture book (with 45!) Sparky’s Magic Baton from Capitol Records. It demonstrates the instruments of the orchestra through a young boy’s lucky find, and then we will look at a real conducting baton.
Lanie DeLay has worked at Dallas Contemporary, the Dallas Public Library, Hamon Arts Library at SMU, at area preschools and the School For The Blind in Austin. She has written for Glasstire and Art&Seek, and she tutors children in early reading skills at Dealey Montessori. When she isn’t looking at art or reading with kids, she’s reading about art or looking for a new read.
It’ll be a 45 minute read followed by a short discussion with the kids–that’s going to be interesting, we can’t wait to see what they come up with.
All ages are welcome.
On Saturday morning bring your kids and infuse them with a love for reading.
NOTE: If you can’t make the NY show, the Philharmonic will livestream their 2/15/18 performance of Act One of Wagner’s Die Walkure and John Luther Adams’ Deep Waves. Additionally, Jaap Van Zweden will conduct Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 here in town that very evening with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson. (February 8th – 10th; see https://www.mydso.com)