Storytime and Early Learners: Austin Symphony Music & Stories

Missing storytime? Us too! On this guide you will find thematic storytime "kits" for pre-school aged kids as well as resources for babies, flannel stories, singalongs, and more! Simply choose the tab that meets your need and enjoy!

Austin Symphony Performances for Children

The Austin Symphony Orchestra is excited to bring you “Children’s Day Art Park” in the comfort and safety of your own home! Enjoy a story, music, and activities! 

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast is narrated by Bernadette Nason and performed by ASO principal cellist, Douglas Harvey.


Bernadette Nason narrates the classic fairytale Cinderella with music performed by ASO Principal harp, Elaine Barber.

Mole Music

Mole Music is written and illustrated by David McPhail. Narration is performed by Bernadette Nason. Violin is performed by Associate Concertmaster Patrice Calixte.

Snow White

Snow White is narrated by Bernadette Nason and performed by ASO principal oboist, Julianne Webner.

Little Red Riding Hood

Bernadette Nason narrates the classic fairytale Little Red Riding Hood as William Lewis performs bassoon.

Hansel and Gretel

Watch the Austin Symphony perform a selection from the Opera Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck and arranged by David Crowe. Recorded June, 2019 at the Austin Central Library it features ASO musicians Rachel Lopez, flute; Julianne Webner, Oboe; Kurt Moede, french horn; Jonathan Rouse, bass. Narration provided by Bernadette Nason and illustrations by Jen Corace.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is narrated by Bernadette Nason and ASO violist, Alex Smith.

Puss in Boots

Bernadette Nason narrates the classic fairytale Puss in Boots with music performed by ASO prinicipal clarinetist, Stephen Girko.