YourClassical Storytime

'Ada's Violin'

Enjoy the true story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.Simon & Schuster

YourClassical Storytime - 'Ada's Violin'


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January 01, 2022

Ada Ríos dreamed of playing the violin. She grew up with little money in a small town in Paraguay built on a landfill. How could Ada fulfill her dream? Enjoy the true story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay, an orchestra made up of children playing instruments built from recycled trash, in the newest YourClassical Storytime episode, Ada's Violin, featuring Inés Guanchez as she shares the story in Spanish and English.

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Ada's Violin includes excerpts from the following recordings:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro

Otto Sieben — Cadenza for Solo Violin

Johann Sebastian Bach — Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor: Fuga - Allegro

Violin Partita in E: Prelude

Suite for Unaccompanied Cello: Prelude

Kevin Seddiki — Prelude in C minor

Bourrée in e minor

Mitch Dalton — Light Crystals


Text copyright © 2016 by Susan Hood. Used by permission of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

Narrator: Ines Guanchez

Story: Susan Hood

Producer: Valerie Kahler

Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton

Social media producer: Inés Guanchez

Senior digital producer: Randy Salas

Program director: Julie Amacher

Learn more about the amazing true story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay.

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The Orchestra of Recycled Instruments of Cateura
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