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Paul Shaffer Joins Chappaqua Orchestra For Children’s Story Concert

Paul Shaffer will perform with the Chappaqua Orchestra for the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival.
Paul Shaffer will perform with the Chappaqua Orchestra for the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival. Photo Credit: Contributed

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- As the holidays approach and the sights and sounds of the festive times ahead begin to spread across the area, Chappaqua residents know the annual Children's Book Festival Story Concert is just around the corner.

This year, two longtime Northern Westchester institutions, Paul Shaffer of "Late Show" fame and Broadway star Roger Seyer,  will join conductor Michael Shapiro and the Chappaqua Orchestra to combine music and the art of storytelling in a special family concert on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Shaffer will narrate “A Family for Baby Grand,” the story of a baby grand piano who ventures out into the world to join an orchestra. With music by Chappaqua composer Brad Ross and story by Sharon Dennis Wyeth, the "baby grand" introduces the audience to the unique sounds of the various instruments and demonstrates what these instruments sound like when played together.

Seyer will sing Ogden Nash’s “The Tale of Custard the Dragon,” known as Nash’s most famous poem for children, about Custard the cowardly dragon, who saves the day when a pirate threatens Belinda and her pet animals.

The concert will begin at 4 p.m. at the Wallace Auditorium at Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road. Tickets are $25, children younger than 4 are admitted free.

Tickets can be purchased online here . For more information, visit www.chappaquaorchestra.org .

The concert is made possible by the Chappaqua Children’s Book Festival, Houlihan Lawrence, Breezemont Day Camp, Inside Chappaqua Magazine, the Music Conservatory of Westchester and Faust Harrison Pianos.

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