Welcome to the symphony! An illustrated introduction to the world of the orchestra through Beethoven's Symphony No.5 - with nineteen sound buttons that allow children to hear how the different instruments sound, and what different musical concepts mean.
Carolyn Sloan is a music educator at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York, and the author of Finding Your Voice: A Practical and Spiritual Approach to Singing and Living. A songwriter and musician, she has been writing music for theater, television, and children for the past 20 years. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
"A delight for kids of any age! Educational, fun, a visual and
aural treat, this book introduces children to the wonderful world
of symphony music. With gorgeous illustrations, clear and
straightforward descriptions of the instruments, and interactive
buttons that play beautiful Beethoven, this will have your kids
dragging you to the symphony! I simply adored it."
-Terry Kinney, director, actor, and co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
"An ideal way to introduce children to the magic of music--delightful, charming, wonderfully entertaining, beautifully illustrated."
-Gerard Schwarz, music director, The All-Star Orchestra and music director laureate, Seattle Symphony