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Musical summer reading for kids

Jul 9, 2018

Love music? Love books? Here’s a great way for kids to combine a love of reading and music this summer in Rochester.

More than 20 years ago, children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak and his friend Arthur Yorinks collaborated on a book. But they were both busy with other projects at the time, and they never bothered to get it published. Sendak died in 2012, but that decades-old collaboration, Presto and Zesto in Limboland, has been rediscovered.

Poetry for Peace is a collaboration between the Rochester Oratorio Society and the University of Rochester Humanities Center focusing on a performance of Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The performance take place on March 24th at 7:30pm at the Hochstein Performance Hall.  In addition to the concert, there will be a series of events providing historical and cultural background into the music, the time period, the poetry and related topics, all offered free of charge and open to the public.

Rochester’s Central Library is currently displaying creative and innovative artist books and altered books, as part of the exhibit “Art of the Book.” 

At least one of the items on display is made of music – this is “Variations on a Theme of Madama Butterfly” by Librarian Judy Schewe, who specializes in music and media at the Central Library.