A special program that is “just right” for the MSO’s youngest listeners. Designed for students in grades K4 through 2, these 40 minute programs make connections with the following fields of study:

►Music   ►Social Studies    ►ELA

FredErick’s Fables

May 15, 20, 21, 2025
10:00 am | Bradley Symphony Center



Ryan Tani, conductor
First Stage Children’s Theater
Michael Abels: Frederick’s Fables

“The Greentail Mouse”
“Theodore & the Talking Mushroom”
“Alexander & the Wind-Up Mouse”

Join us for a modern musical take on some of the classic tales by beloved children’s author and illustrator Leo Lionni. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Abels synchronizes words and music to tell magical tales and teach life-long lessons. First Stage children’s theater joins the MSO to add their dramatic flair to the story-telling!


teacher resource guide & Spotify playlist

The Frederick’s Fables Teacher Resource Guide, Spotify Playlist, and Social Narrative will be available approximately 6 weeks before the first performance.

lunch space availability

Please contact the MSO Education Department at 414.226.7886 or email at edu@mso.org for pricing information and further reservation details.

2024 Musical Opposites Teacher Resource Guide and Social Narrative

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