The West Michigan Symphony has announced a children’s musical story time program with performances based on three beloved children’s books.

Using the books written by Doreen Cronin, the Symphony will entertain children, ages 3-7, through an event that allows them to meet the musicians and learn new music skills through fun and interactive skits. Featured stories include Click Clack Moo, Giggle Giggle Quack and Dooby Dooby Moo.

Phil Popham, WMS principal English horn, has written music for each of the three books that will be performed by eight WMS musicians acting as farm animals. The narration was written by Karen Vander Zanden, WMS education director, and Nancy Ireland, Spring Lake schools music educator.

This is a great program that will introduce young children to the people, instruments and music that make up the West Michigan Symphony.

Performances will be held on Saturday, February 8, March 8 and April 19, at the The Block, 2nd floor, 360 W. Western Ave. Each performance will start at 10:30 a.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.

Tickets are available as a series or may be purchased individually for each story time event. Single tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under. Series tickets are $26 for adults and $11 for children. Children under 3 are free. Seating is limited to 150 and tickets can be purchased at the West Michigan Symphony ticket office: 231.726.3231 ext. 223 or in person at 360 W. Western Ave. in Muskegon.

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