South Carolina Philharmonic

Aesop's Fables

In this new program written for orchestra and narrator, South Carolina composer Richard Maltz brings to life through music a collection of stories passed down for many generations. 

Aesop’s Fables introduces the instruments of the orchestra and teaches students about basic musical elements such as melody, harmony, and rhythm. With this in-school program, your students can create artwork to be displayed at the performance to complement each story: “The Hare and the Tortoise,” “The Fox and the Grapes,” “The Ants and the Grasshopper,” “The Oak and the Reeds,” and “The Milkmaid and her Pail.”

The Aesop's Fables educational companion and CD recording is designed to help educators prepare their students to enjoy a live performance of Aesop's Fables. Each fable on the CD is preceded by excerpts of its main musical themes.

Arrange to bring this wonderful program to your school. Contact for details, including price and technical requirements.