BAS performed Ferdinand the Bull to more than 550 enthusiastic students at Shawanoe Elementary School in Shawnee, on April 3. They warmly received the timeless (and timely!) story of the bull who rather smell flowers than fight.
This presentation is based on the 1936 children’s classic The Story of Ferdinand by American author Munro Leaf, accompanied by Ferdinand the Bull, for Speaker and Violin, written in 1971 by British composer Alan Ridout. Elizabeth Suh Lane, BAS’ Founder and Artistic-Executive Director, performed solo violin while Jorge Santizo of the BAS Board of Directors was the narrator.
“They were engaged the whole time! Loved the clapping to keep students engaged.”
“Very entertaining and engaging.”
“I love how it shows students all they can do as a strings player!”
BachReach is Bach Aria Soloists’ uniquely interactive, dynamic educational outreach for schools and members of the community. Our program places the world-class musicians of BAS in urban, and suburban schools and community venues introducing Bach, Baroque and contemporary music in a fun, exciting, highly informative presentation tailored to the student/teacher audience, FREE to the schools, thanks to our generous underwriters.