Teddy Bear Series

July 2020

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The Teddy Bear Series presented by the Indianapolis Colts introduces preschool & kindergarten students (ages 3-7) to the orchestra through story, movement, and live music. ISO violinist Victoria Griswold has written each of our stories, two of which are now available as picture books! Each performance features five musicians from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and narration by Perry Accetturo of the ISO Learning Community.

Out of an abundance of caution, we have cancelled the remainder of our scheduled performances. However, as a special treat, we made this video just for you! Enjoy Monkey's Jungle Jam and The Garden Symphony at home!


our teddy bear series stories

The Giant's Violin tells the tale of a young boy who discovers a giant violin in his attic!

The Big Note features the adventures of a young boy as he searches through a symphony orchestra to find the source of the big note that he hears.

The Garden Symphony follows a ladybug’s search through the garden for her own special song. 

Monkey's Jungle Jam is the adventure-filled tale of a spider monkey's search through the rainforest for musical friends.  

NEW IN 2020!!
The Runaway Strings
is the tale of a quartet of instruments who runaway to see the world by using their music to form different types of transportation. 

Want to learn more? Join us for an upcoming performance (listed below) or check out this video from our partners at the Indianapolis Public Library!


TWO OF OUR TEDDY BEAR SERIES STORIES ARE 
NOW AVAILABLE AS PICTURE BOOKS!

THE GARDEN SYMPHONY

MONKEY'S JUNGLE JAM

Bundle and Save! 
Purchase both books together to receive a discount. Visit our webstore to learn more!

Made Possible By:

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES*

Friday, March 20 at 10:30 AM - The Runaway Strings - Central Library - cancelled

Saturday, March 21 at 10:30 AM - The Giant's Violin - JCPL's Trafalgar Branch - cancelled

Wednesday, April 1 at 10:30 AM - Monkey's Jungle Jam - Avon-Washington Township Public Library - cancelled

Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 AM - The Garden Symphony - JCPL's White River Branch - cancelled

Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 AM - Monkey's Jungle JamCentral Library - cancelled

Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 AM - The Runaway StringsHussey-Mayfield Memorial Library - cancelled

Tuesday, May 12 at 10:30 AM - The Garden SymphonyCentral Library - cancelled

Saturday, May 16 at 10:30 AM - The Runaway StringsCarmel Clay Public Library - cancelled

Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 AM - Monkey's Jungle JamJCPL's Franklin Branch  - cancelled

*All performances are free and open to the public, but please check with individual libraries for any reservation policies.


TEDDY BEAR NEWS

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra received the Indiana Library Federation Collaboration Award for the Teddy Bear Series. Victoria Kintner Griswold accepted the honor on behalf of the ISO. This award recognizes a corporation, organization, individual library, or a group of libraries that has made significant contributions in the efforts of promoting library services in a community, region, or at the statewide level.  We received the award at the 2018 Indiana Library Federation Awards and Honors Banquet on November 13, 2018. 

 

 

 




Our beloved Teddy Bear Series mascot has revealed his new project! Join Mr. Bearnstein's Birthday Club for free today, and your child will receive a personalized birthday message from Mr. B during the month of their birthday! You can also follow Mr. B on Instagram to stay up-to-date on the latest Teddy Bear Series news!

Join Mr. B's Birthday Club

 

Presented By:

Supported By:

   

The Johnson County Community Foundation

Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation

 

 

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