Students at Bouchie Lake Elementary School had a unique opportunity to be part of a classical music concert this week, as pianist Sarah Hagen visited the school the day before her Quesnel and District Community Arts Council Children’s and Family Concert Series performance.
Hagen worked with two classrooms at the school Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Hagen played L’ Histoire de Babar by Francis Poulenc and narrated The Story of Babar by Jean de Brunhoff, and students were given a piece of paper with a line from the story. As Hagen told Babar’s story through music and words, students drew pictures to correspond to the line they had received.
Hagen did a similar exercise with Papillons by Robert Schumann.
On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Hagen showed the students’ artwork in her performance at the Chuck Mobley Theatre, where she performed The Story of Babar and debuted Two Butterflies.