With financial support from a local gaming operation and the talent of several musicians, a Memphis organization is helping bring music to Tunica.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present Family Tunes and Tales in January, February and March at the R.C. Irwin Library in Tunica. The free series is open to all ages and is sponsored by the MGM Resorts Foundation and Gold Strike employees.
According to MSO materials, the sessions engage “the listening skills of children as they enjoy a musical storybook reading.” Members of the symphony representing the string, brass, percussion and woodwind sections will appear. They have performed to the delight of all those who attended, library officials report.
On January 25, the percussion section will perform along with Mole Music by David McPhail. The February 4 tale, Five Live Bongos by George Ella Lyon, will feature the Kinder Trio. The final performance, set by March 1, will include the Woodwind Quintet. They will bring to life Monkey and Me by Emily Cravet. All concerts will begin at 4 p.m.
For more information, please call the MSO at 901-537-2500 or visit www.memphissymphony.org.