When the farmer’s away “Giggle Giggle Quackle” will play!

Muskegon, Michigan, Oct. 3, 2014 – The West Michigan Symphony’s children’s musical story time program, “Giggle Giggle Quackle: What is Tempo?” will be presented Saturday morning, Oct. 18 at The Block in downtown Muskegon.

“Giggle Giggle Quackle” is part of the Click Clack Moosic series that invites children (ages 3-7) and their families to a live musical-story time event. Children will meet musicians, learn about basic music concepts, interact with the narrator throughout the story and hear live music that is specifically written for the Click Clack Moosic program.

The program is a WMS exclusive with music written by Phil Popham, WMS principal English horn, and performed by eight WMS musicians acting as farm animals. The narration was written by Karen Vander Zanden, WMS education director and Nancy Ireland, Spring Lake schools music educator. “Giggle Giggle Quackle” tells the story of what the barnyard animals do when the farmer goes away on vacation.

The program starts at 10:30 a.m. and lasts approximately 90 minutes. “Giggle Giggle Quackle” is the second part of a three-part series, the final show being “Dooby Dooby Moosic! What is Pitch?” to be presented Nov. 15.

The program finishes with “moo” milk, “quackers” (cookies) and allows time to take pictures in front of the Click Clack “Moosic” barn and get autographs from WMS staff.

Single tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under. Children under 3 are free.

Seating is limited to 150 and tickets can be purchased at the West Michigan Symphony ticket office: 231.726.3231 ext. 223 or in person at 360 W. Western Ave. in Muskegon.

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts