So a summary of the story goes something like this – The cows and chickens write letters to Farmer Brown requesting electric blankets (2-5-2 models of course!). He doesn’t comply with the request and the animals go on strike meaning Bryn (LSO Harpist) doesn’t get his milk, and I don’t get my eggs!!! I was very proud to have a very intellectual quote on the front page of the Daytona News journal -“Where’s my omlete” puffed LSO bassist Tom Goodman!
Then the musicians go on strike! Chuck the duck sorts everything out and eventually 2-5-2 model diving boards and electric blankets are given to the animals and they start laying eggs etc, I get my omlete and everyone is happy.
This is a sumary of an LSO concert for young children called Sound Explorers. The highly esteemed music animateur – Rachel Leach wrote some wonderful music and songs for a quintet of French Horn (Jonathan Lipton), Harp (Bryn Lewis), Violin (Sarah Quinn and Belinda Mcfarlane), Clarinet (Chi yu Mo) and Double Bass (Tom Goodman). We have all done over 45 performanes in London of this particular story during which we introduce our instruments to the children, play songs which they sing along too and tell them a story.
I have to say the kids absolutely love it and so do the parents!! Rachel has such a fantastic manner everyone gets totally involved in the songs and story. We did three performances of this particular story and another group of musicians are currently doing a different story so if you want to try and catch it – Fri 27th July 3 p.m. – Ormond Museum of Arts, Sat 28th July 11 a.m. Museum of Florida Arts.