Sunday, May 26, 2024

News and Ideas Worth Sharing

HomeLearning'Tubby the Tuba'...

‘Tubby the Tuba’ sings in the Berkshire Hills

Berkshire Music School treated children from four Berkshire County primary schools to a performance of the classic, “Tubby the Tuba.”

Through grants from the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Berkshire Music School treated children from four Berkshire County primary schools, to a performance of the classic, “Tubby the Tuba.”  Over two days, May 31 and June 1, the ensemble performed the children’s classic at the Kittridge School in Hinsdale, the Craneville School in Dalton, the Lee Elementary School, and the Becket Washington School.

After a lively introduction of the instruments of the orchestra, Eli Newberger, as Tubby, played his heart out with an “unheard of” melody for the tuba, after the violins jeered and the trombone stuck out his tongue.  Impressed by Tubby’s beautiful melody, the instruments all joined in with this beautiful finale.

In the video below, personnel from left to right are Christine Singer, violin; Bob Van Wart, cello; Jeffry Bradway, narrator; Joe Rose, keyboard; Carolyn Newberger, flute and piccolo; Rob Fisch, trumpet; and Eli Newberger, tuba and trombone. Music by George Kleinsinger; story by Paul Tripp; and arrangement by Eli Newberger.

The program of performances in Berkshire County primary schools was organized by the Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield, Mass., Tracy Wilson, Director, and Sherri James Buxton, Director of Development.

Supertitle images by Henry Cole, from Paul Tripp, “Tubby the Tuba,” New York, Dutton Children’s Books, 2006.  Courtesy Louise Eastman Weed and David Tripp.

spot_img

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.

Continue reading

EYES TO THE SKY: Leo the Lion’s graceful springtime stride

“Darkness is as essential to our biological welfare, to our internal clockwork, as light itself.” — Verlyn Klinkenborg

NATURE’S TURN: Re-awakening wonder, instinct to protect the natural world

When I first studied wild foods, I was introduced to a skunk cabbage legend about John Cage, the composer, who had lived in a nearby town.

EYES TO THE SKY: Planet Jupiter, winter stars setting. Eclipse reflection

It was an afternoon like no other: High in the blue sky, the dark sphere of Moon slowly rolled into and over the round, golden Sun.

The Edge Is Free To Read.

But Not To Produce.