2020 Musical Story Hour

Musical Story Hour 

A Moab Music Festival and Grand County Public Library Collaboration

The Moab Music Festival and Grand County Public Library invite you and your little ones to explore the vibrant and diverse world of music through their collaborative "Musical Story Hour" quarterly events! These family-friendly events are intended to introduce young children (ages newborn to early elementary), with their parents, to a wide variety of musical instruments, songs, sounds, and genres through live musical demonstrations, story telling, and instrument-themed crafts.

Due to COVID-19, story hour events are going digital! Join us online for these quareterly events through the Grand County Public Library Facebook page. We look forward to gathering in person again soon!               

                                                         2020 Musical Story Hour Dates

                                     Saturday, January 11th, Grand County Public Library, 10:30 AM

                                     *Special Winterlude Event: Babar the Elephant, February 8, 10:30 AM
 Saturday, April 18th, Online, 10:30 AM
Saturday, July 11th, Online, 10:30 AM
                                     Saturday, October 10th, Online, 10:30 AM 

October 10, 2020 Artist: Join us online through the Grand County Public Library's Facebook page for a reading of Hans Christian Anderson's The Princess and the Pea, with live musical desmonstrations by local Celtic harpist, Mitch Stevens. 

Mitch is a freelance composer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Moab, Utah. Mitch composes using an eclectic palette, inspired by French Impressionism, Renaissance polyphony, twentieth-century minimalism, and Celtic folk music to name only a few.

Mitch’s works have been featured as part of the Luther College Center Stage Series, including an original score for "The Nether" by playwright Jennifer Haley, as well as a world premiere performance by the celebrated new music ensemble Sō Percussion. In addition to composing, Mitch has performed extensively as a pianist, harpsichordist, singer, and collaborator—though Mitch feels most at home when making folk music.