[ more info / purchase tickets ]

February 1 through March 31, 2021

GO HERE to register your class or student group for this FREE, Virtual Concert!

In order to keep our musicians and audiences’ safe during the pandemic, the musical presentation of Aesop’s Fables was recorded with no audience at The Missouri Theater and is available online for your use from February 1 through March 31, 2021. We are excited to experiment with this new format and hope that you will find it interesting and useful.

Thirteen professional members of the Saint Joseph Symphony under the direction of Dr John W. Strickler, Guest Conductor with Brad Shaw, Narrator spin the morality tales of Aesop with music from composer, Richard Maltz.  Mr. Maltz has developed a variety of cross-curricular resources that are free for your use.  Go to richardmaltz.com/aesop and use the Password:  hare&tortoise!  This will give you access to recordings, videos and other educational materials for Aesop’s Fables. 

The program is 33 minutes in length and includes information and images from the beautifully restored, historic Missouri Theater at 717 Edmond in St Joseph, MO.

This recording will be available to your class or student group at no cost to you thanks to the generous underwriting of The Harry and Helena Messick Charitable Trust and The Norma J. and William J. Kenney Charitable Trust. All we ask is that you REGISTER your intention to utilize this virtual “field trip” so we can track the numbers, ages and location of groups using this resource. Once we receive your registration, we will send your password to access the recording on our private YouTube channel. The program will be available Feb 1 – Mar 31, 2021. 

We look forward to hearing from you!   To the Arts!

-Lori McAlister, Managing Director | Saint Joseph Symphony Society