Friday, January 22, 2021
CSO for Kids: May There Always Be Sunshine
May There Always Be Sunshine, an award-winning children’s book by Chicago musician and author Jim Gill, is a gorgeous celebration of children’s thoughts and ideas. In this playful virtual program, Gill joins five CSO brass musicians and vocalist Melinda Alberty to give voice to the words and wishes of children across the nation. Watch this inspiring book come to life through animated illustrations and music, including an excerpt from Mussorgsky’s ever-popular Pictures at an Exhibition.
This program is perfect for ages 3–7.
Premieres on Friday, January 22, 2021
Traditional, arr. Clark May There Always Be Sunshine
Mussorgsky, arr. Frackenpohl The Great Gate of Kiev from Pictures at an Exhibition
Esteban Batallán trumpet
Tage Larsen trumpet
David Cooper horn
Michael Mulcahy trombone
Gene Pokorny tuba
Jim Gill vocals
Melinda Alberty vocals
Illustrations by Susie Signorino
Animation design by Liviu Pasare
Support for Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association programming for children and families is provided by Abbott Fund, John Hart and Carol Prins, Kinder Morgan, PNC, Megan and Steve Shebik, Michael and Linda Simon, the Walter and Caroline Sueske Charitable Trust and an anonymous family foundation.
Allstate Insurance Company is the CSOA Youth Education Program Sponsor.