Ferdinand the Bull

Bach Aria Soloists
Friday Night Family Fun
The Story of Ferdinand, about a gentle bull who’d rather sit and smell flowers than fight in the bullring, is highlighted in a special Friday Night Family Fun presentation featuring the Bach Aria Soloists. They perform as images from the book are projected onto the big screen. BAS’ Elizabeth Suh Lane then leads a discussion about the social and historical elements of both the story and music. For ages 5 and up.
Friday, December 14, 2018
Program: 
6:30 pm
The Story of Ferdinand, about a gentle bull who’d rather sit and smell flowers than fight in the bullring, has enchanted and inspired readers of all ages since its original publication in 1936. The classic children’s picture book—written by Munroe Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson—is highlighted in a special Friday Night Family Fun presentation featuring Kansas City’s Bach Aria Soloists.

They perform Alan Ridout’s Ferdinand the Bull for Speaker and Solo Violin as images from the book are projected onto the big screen. Elizabeth Suh Lane, the Bach Aria Soloists founder and artistic director, then leads a discussion with school-age attendees about the social and historical elements of both the story and music.

Appropriate for ages 5 and up.