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January 3, 2020
A vain emperor gets more than he bargained for when two weavers promise to make him a suit with special powers. What happens when he puts it on? Find out in 'The Emperor's New Clothes,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by George Frideric Handel and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
December 1, 2019
Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale -- and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies -- with your little ones this holiday season.
November 14, 2019
Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story is all about a girl who has many names all around the world, but you probably know her best as Cinderella. Our classical version is based on Rossini's famous opera and features illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
October 9, 2019
Once upon a time, a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel were abandoned deep in the forest. They were taken in by a wicked witch, who planned to cook the children for dinner. Find out what happened next in 'Hansel and Gretel,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Engelbert Humperdinck and Richard Strauss, with original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
September 5, 2019
Four friends -- a violin, viola, cello and bass -- are nervous about meeting their new owners. Will the young musicians learn to play properly and treat their string instruments with care? Find out in 'KinderLute,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and illustrations by Eusebius Williams.
August 1, 2019
There once was a hare who loved to brag about his speed. The hare also loved to tease other animals, until one day, when the slowest animal in the forest challenged him to a race. Who won? Find out in 'The Tortoise and the Hare,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Alexander Borodin and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
July 1, 2019
Casey steps up to the plate for the Mudville Nine, but can he save the day for the woeful baseball team? Find out what happens in 'Casey at the Bat,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Americana classical music and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
May 31, 2019
Disney pitched 'Beauty and the Beast' as a 'tale as old as time,' but we're retelling the 18th-century French story with a classical twist as the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime -- featuring music by great French composers and enchanting illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
April 30, 2019
Are you ready for the cutest dog ever? See what musical surprises await in 'Old Mother Hubbard' -- the new episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring art by Nancy Carlson!
March 29, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a happy-go-lucky dog named Apollo. He seemed to have a lot going for himself, but he wanted more -- especially when it came to food. Find out what happened to our greedy pup in 'The Dog and the Bone,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Edward Elgar and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
March 5, 2019
Once upon a time, in Ireland, there lived a 'gloomery' little girl named Nora. Restoring her smile would take a magical adventure and the intervention of woodland fairies. Listen to the Irish folk tale 'Nora Mavourneen and the Fairy Queen,' the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring Irish music plus original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
February 1, 2019
Once upon a time, there was a mouse named Minerva who was captured by a lion. He let her go, not realizing that the tiny creature would soon be a big help. 'The Mouse and the Lion' is the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring music by Gustav Mahler and original illustrations by Nancy Carlson.
December 28, 2018
In the latest episode of Classical Kids Storytime, cellist Amit Peled tells the enchanting tale of how he came to play a 300-year-old cello once favored by legendary performer Pablo Casals.
December 1, 2018
Go on a magical adventure with a girl named Clara as she is whisked away by a nutcracker prince to the Kingdom of Sweets. Give the gift of classical music by sharing this classic tale -- and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable melodies -- with your little ones this holiday season.
October 30, 2018
What happens when an adventurous girl discovers a house in the woods owned by bears and filled with classical recordings? Find out in 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears,' the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime -- featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson. Share the power of classical music with your little ones today!
September 28, 2018
What happens when an impatient young apprentice tries to cast his own magic spells for the first time? It's a water catastrophe! Find out how his adventure unfolds in 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice,' the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, featuring illustrations by acclaimed children's author Nancy Carlson.
August 31, 2018
Welcome to the latest installment of Classical Kids Storytime, classic stories with a classical music twist. Today we share our version of 'The Three Little Pigs.' Listen or download now to find out what happens when our favorite piglets venture out on their own.
May 8, 2018
You might know 'The Little Mermaid' as a Walt Disney movie, but the story is much older than that. And classical composers have been fascinated by the tale, too. Hear how our version goes in the latest production of Classical Kids Storytime -- classic tales with a classical twist.
February 21, 2018
Welcome to Classical Kids Storytime! Today's story is all about a girl who has many names all around the world, but you probably know her best as Cinderella. Our classical version is based on Rossini's famous opera. Share it with your little ones now online, or download it for later.
December 21, 2017
Children have delighted in the telling of Clement Moore's classic "A Visit From St. Nicholas" -- with its famous opening line, "'Twas the night before Christmas" -- for nearly 200 years. This holiday season, we've produced a special version of the beloved tale with timeless classical music that's just right for a cozy story time. So gather the little ones around, and share the joys of this seasonal favorite accompanied by the music you love.
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