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Pulling Strings: Puppet Show Engages Kids with Classical Music

Above: Behind the scenes of The Museum of Music by the Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre and the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra. In a push to get kids fired up about classical music, an orchestra and a puppet theater have teamed up to create a puppet show about classical music, according to The Morning Call of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Composers J.S. Bach and Johannes Brahms are two of the eight musical characters in The Museum of Music, the interactive puppet show created by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and the Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre. The show also includes music by Bach and Brahms, as well as Giacomo Puccini and Aram Khachaturian, performed live by the orchestra's musicians. Here's a performance by a tango-playing cellist from The Museum of Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzxpQEOgjJk Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre director Doug Roysdon told The Morning Call that one of the goals of the production is to show children that classical music comes from the everyday world.

Children will learn just how much classical music owes to everyday people and folk traditions from around the world. This teaches kids that this music is a part of their world.

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Jennifer Hambrick unites her extensive backgrounds in the arts and media and her deep roots in Columbus to bring inspiring music to central Ohio as Classical 101’s midday host. Jennifer performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago before earning a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.