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    Tue, 05 Mar 2013 10:02:39

    Patti Smith to Narrate Tubby the Tuba on March 16 - She will appear with the Little Orchestra Society

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    A punk rock icon is getting Tubby'ed.

    On Saturday March 16, The Little Orchestra Society is presenting the event of the season -- a performance of Tubby the Tuba, with narration by the legendary Patti Smith. Led by Guest Conductor David Alan Miller, this unique take on a classic will follow Tubby in his discovery of melody and sound.

    A childhood fan of George Kleinsinger's Tubby the Tuba, award-winning author, poet and rock legend Smith ignites this event with her electrifying stage presence and enthusiasm, bringing the story by Paul Tripp to life for the next generation of music fans.

    As she reminisces in her 2010 memoir Just Kids, Smith said:

    "One evening Harry and Peggy invited us to visit with the composer George Kleinsinger... I was elated to find original sheet music from Shinbone Alley in a pile atop a filing cabinet. But the real revelation was finding evidence that this modest and kindly snake-rearing gentleman was none other than the composer of the music for Tubby the Tuba. He confirmed this fact and I nearly wept when he showed me original scores for the music so beloved in my childhood."

    Smith narrating Tubby the Tuba is nothing short of fucking awesome.

    Patti Smith Narrates Tubby the Tuba
    David Alan Miller, Guest Conductor
    Patti Smith, Narrator
    Lane Alexander, Tap Dancer
    Nathan Chan, Cello
    Min Xiao-Fen, Pipa
    Soyoung Park, Soprano

    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 11AM and 1PM
    Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
    1941 Broadway at 65th Street, New York City
    Ticket Prices: $15-$55

    What is your favorite childhood book or story?

    —Carly Costello
    03.05.13



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