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Teddy Bear Series

A program for ages 3 - 7

The Big Note

The Big Note follows the adventures of a young boy as he searches through a symphony orchestra to find the source of a very big note that he hears. Along with the on-demand video performance below, you can enhance your little one’s musical journey with an activity guide, musician Q&As, and more!

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Activity Guide

Check out our activity guide to dive deeper into The Big Note.

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Meet the Performers

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Zoom Q&A's

You can schedule a Q&A with musicians over Zoom for a small fee.

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The Giant's Violin

The Giant’s Violin by Victoria Griswold is the story of a boy who believes a giant and his violin are living in the attic above him. Young children are invited to move along to music, listen to a story, and watch five musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform. The Giant’s Violin video introduces the violin, viola, cello, and bass. The story highlights these four string instruments, which are the heart of the symphony orchestra. Musical selections from Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals are performed.

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Activity Guide

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Ready for More?

More video performances of the Teddy Bear Series stories are being developed. Each video will be accompanied by an activity guide and the opportunity to schedule Zoom Q&A sessions with the musicians.

Our Stories and Tentative Release Dates:

  • The Runaway Strings tells the story of a string quartet’s adventures to find their way home.
  • The Garden Symphony (TBA) follows a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song.
  • Monkey’s Jungle Jam (TBA) is the adventure-filled tale of a spider monkey’s search through the rainforest for musical friends.

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