Symphony in the Schools & Storybook Strings
Symphony in the Schools
Zero Mountain Educational Series
The Symphony in the Schools program presents the Fort Smith. Symphony String Quartet to fifth graders in the classrooms at more than 50 public and private schools across the greater Fort Smith Region.
The program provides an up-close and personal experience with string instruments, music of the great composers and learning firsthand about the basic elements of music.
Fort Smith Symphony String Quartet: Elizabeth Lyon-Ballay and
Lori Fay, violins; Kathy Murray, viola; Barbara Godette, cello
Music at its core is always telling a story. “Storybook Strings” focuses on this aspect of music with musical interpretations of wellknown children’s literature.
Actor/narrator Jim Loyd reads and interprets popular children’s books accompanied by live original music for string quartet composed by Fort Smith Symphony concertmaster Elizabeth Lyon-Ballay.
Storybook Strings: Elizabeth Lyon-Ballay, Artistic Director & violin; Lori Fay, violin; Kathy Murray, viola; Brandon Patterson, bass; Jim Loyd, actor/narrator