TS Nutcracker (sugarplum)
TS Peter & Wolf (duck)
Toscana Strings has collaborated with Laura Tye, former Birmingham Royal Ballet soloist, to deliver fun and interactive family concerts; STORIES SET TO MUSIC.
There are four different stories available, all are with narration and are performed by string quintet and dance. Each story lasts approximately 40 minutes and can be performed by it's self or two different stories can be performed in one concert with an interval.
Toscana Strings is very excited to announce that they have been granted a licence to perform Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler's Monkey Puzzle. Toscana Strings violinist Julianne Bourne has been commissioned to write the score to this story with each animal representing a different dance; Elephant - a March, Spider - the Charleston, Bat - Heavy Metal etc. With audiences being taught the various dance moves at the start of the concert so they can join in with Laura as the little monkey tries to find his mum!
Monkey Puzzle is being premiered at Symphony Hall, Birmingham in September 2022.