Friday, September 28, 2012

Children's Piano Concert October 13th

depresChildren's Piano Concert
The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library and Corvallis-OSU Piano International present a special children's piano concert featuring Canadian pianist Jacques Després on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Corvallis Library Main Meeting Room. Come enjoy the music!

Get in the mood for some piano music with these stories:

The 39 Apartments of Ludwig von Beethoven by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Barry Blitt (Schwartz & Wade Books)
Ludwig van Beethoven and his five legless pianos keep having to move from one apartment to another when his neighbors complain about the noise.

Play, Mozart, Play! by Peter Sís
Introduces very young children to the child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in a tribute to the beauty of listening, looking, imagining, and, above all, playing.

The Cardboard Piano by Lynne Rae Perkins (Greenwillow Books)
When Debbie tries to interest Tina in playing the piano by creating a cardboard keyboard, they find not only does it not have the same appeal but also that they do not need to share everything to be best friends.

The Cat Who Loved Mozart by Patricia Austin, illustrated by Henri Sorenson (Holiday House)
Jennifer has trouble making friends with her new cat Amadeus, until he hears her playing Mozart on the piano.

Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson by Claudia Mills, illustrated by Catherine Stock (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
After Gus, who would rather play outside than practice music, does not do too well at his piano recital, his grandfather shows him how music can be fun.

The Little Piano Girl by Maryann Macdonald and Ann Ingalls, illustrated by Giselle Potter (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
A child prodigy at the piano sprinkles her music with a little jazz. Based on the life of the twentieth-century jazz musician, Mary Lou Williams.

Lulu's Piano Lesson by Arlene Alda, illustrated by Lisa Desimini (Tundra Books)
Lulu avoids practicing the piano all week, and when Friday afternoon arrives and she is not prepared for her lesson, she gets inspiration from her teacher.

Nana Hannah's Piano by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal (Putnam's Sons)
When a young boy goes to stay with his grandmother, who has twisted her ankle, he teaches her about baseball and she inspires him to enjoy playing the piano.

Song of Middle C by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Scott Menchin (Candlewick Press)
"Miss Kari, my piano teacher, tells me that true artistry takes great imagination. It also takes a lot of practice. The big day of my piano recital is almost here, and hoo boy, have I been practicing! I've even got the help of my lucky hat and shoes -- not to mention my lucky underwear."--Jacket.

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